Manor Club Extra
Published on 30 September 2020 09:27 PM
A recent study from the Office National Statistics showed 2.6 million adults reported they felt lonely "often" or "always" while 7.4 million adults reported their well-being had been affected having felt lonely in the past seven days.
As part of the national ‘Let’s Tackle Loneliness Together’ campaign Oxford United in the Community have launched ‘The Manor Club Extra’ in partnership with Age UK Oxfordshire, and Active Oxfordshire. Before COVID-19 Oxford United in the Community ran The Manor Club as a monthly meeting for the over 50s at the Cowley Workers Social Club in Cowley. A guest speaker, usually a United legend, would treat people to stories and memories via a Q&A and lunch would also be provided. It helped people socialise and get together and was regularly attended by more than 60 people.
Thanks to the funding Oxford United in the Community have taken the Manor Club online to ensure further support for some of the older members of our community. In partnership with Age UK Oxfordshire & Active Oxfordshire, Manor Club Extra videos will be broadcast via the internet in care homes participating in the project, and to people living alone. This will give even more people the opportunity to watch special interviews with former United players and others. The Manor Club Extra will incorporate six digital episodes and three printed brochures which will be widely distributed to older people across the county.
The first of six Manor Club Extra shows is now available with an exclusive interview with Oxford United legend and community patron James Constable, as well as a physical activity class with Age UK Oxfordshire – Generation Games. Visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46z_oRryJnc