UPDATE (17/03/20)

In response to current public health guidance and in our efforts to minimise the risk for Coronavirus, Archway will be doing some things differently as of Tuesday 17th March 2020.

Whilst our Supportive Social Groups are not meeting for the time being, and our Individual Support Service may need to revert to telephone support, we will continue to provide emotional support and contact through telephone calls, electronic and postal communication. We are aware of the potential impact of reduced face to face contact on everyone’s mental health and well-being wand we will be doing all we can to support people through this challenging time

For general guidance on the Coronavirus / COVID-19 and self-isolating, please refer to the official sources;

NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

UK Governmenthttps://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

MIND: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#collapse27d03

AGE UK: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/about-us/news/cor

“Coming to Archway means that for the first time in my life I feel I belong. People here genuinely care about what happens to me.”
– Archway Friend

Through a variety of carefully organised activities, we support those experiencing loneliness and social isolation. Archway…

  • provides a sense of belonging for those who feel isolated
  • offers the opportunity to make friends and meet people in a supportive environment
  • helps people to regain social confidence
  • works within a framework of values and service that recognises that everyone is worthy of respect and acceptance

FinalSocial SPACE (1)
Social Space (above) is a group for people aged between 18 and 30

Our services include regular social events, in Oxford and Abingdon, Individual Support for those who find it difficult to get out to meet people, and occasional group outings (for people who already attend social events or have a Individual Support Volunteer).

More about our social events >

More about Individual Support >

How to refer yourself or someone else >

In response to current public health guidance and in our efforts to minimise the risk for Coronavirus, Archway will be doing some things differently as of Tuesday 17th March.

Whilst our Supportive Social Groups are not meeting for the time being, and our Individual Support Service may need to revert to telephone support, we will continue to provide emotional support and contact through telephone calls, electronic and postal communication. We are aware of the potential impact of reduced face to face contact on everyone’s mental health and well-being wand we will be doing all we can to support people through this challenging time

For general guidance on the Coronavirus / COVID-19 and self-isolating, please refer to the official sources;

NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

UK Governmenthttps://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

MIND: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#collapse27d03

AGE UK: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/about-us/news/cor