Many people have been left vulnerable in Oxfordshire as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, but volunteers are on hand to help with delivering food and essentials.

Melissa Mallows is the chair of the Ladygrove Residents’ Association and a Didcot Town Councillor. She is coordinating volunteers to help the vulnerable in Didcot.

Ms Mallows is concerned that many residents who do not have internet access are unable to see the the Resident’s Association posts on Twitter and Facebook.

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If you are a Didcot resident that needs extra help with food shopping, posting mail, pet walking, prescription delivery or even just in need of a friendly telephone call there are plenty of volunteers on hand to help.

The Great Western Park Residents’ Association has teamed up with the SOFEA Community Larder Charity, which is based in Didcot.

SOFEA have agreed to provide food at no cost to help with the COVID-19 situation for the Residents’ Association volunteers to distribute along with other essential items.

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Volunteer groups in the Didcot area and their contact details, for those who either need the help or would like to volunteer, include;

Edinburgh Drive/ King Alfred Neighbours: 07999090484

Fleet Meadow Community Support: 07927412911

Great Western Park Residents’ Association: 07805127477

Ladygrove Residents’ Association: 07384581544

SOFEA: 01235 510774