Blackbird Leys Neighbourhood Support Scheme Ltd

Blackbird Leys Neighbourhood Support Scheme Ltd

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Blackbird Leys Neighbourhood Support Scheme Ltd

We run an advice centre to help people living in one of the most disadvantaged areas of Oxford. We work with individuals to maximise their income through benefits take-up and money advice. We aim to enable people to remain in their own homes and regain control of their lives. We aim to tackle poverty and the limitations it imposes on the life opportunities of individuals and the aspirations of our community.

We believe that a great deal can be achieved by local people and we encourage the widest inclusion of volunteers from the community in the advice centre, actively increasing their participation, helping them increase their skills and self-confidence, and enabling us to benefit from their diversity. As an organisation we are committed to raising issues of concern, and through working with and lobbying local and national decisionmakers we aim to effect positive and lasting change.