Neighbourly Help Scheme

Are you unable to use public transport?

Do you need help with shopping?

Are you housebound and would like a regular visitor?


If any of the above situations apply to you our Neighbourly Help service is here to help you. We have a team of volunteers who offer help to anyone living within the North Oxford area: central North Oxford, Jericho, Summertown, Cutteslowe & Wolvercote.


  • To use our service, phone the NOA Community Centre (01865 552295) any time between 10.00am and 3.45pm, Monday to Friday, or email with details of your request.
  • Please contact us 3 to 4 working days in advance to enable us to locate a suitable volunteer.
  • We can provide transport to essential appointments within the Oxford City boundary.
  • This service is free of charge and is run by NOA volunteers. 

If you are interested in volunteering to support this scheme, please contact Joe Shuter at NOA or email We will arrange for your DBS check and you can offer as much time as suits you. This may be visiting someone for regular visits or helping out on an occasional basis with shopping or driving someone to a doctor's appointment.