Your impact and stories The Difference We Make COVID-19 Response Oxford Health Cares This appeal was to support our incredible teams working tirelessly across the region, to care for others. Thanks to donations from the community we were able to create Care boxes packed full of snacks, drinks, personal care items and treats to help boost morale. Find out more through our blogs: Launch of appeal Thank you all!More thank you messages!Olives to eye drops - we couldn't do this without you!Donations made with love We were very appreciative to receive a significant grant from the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 appeal. On receipt of these funds we reached out to all our teams to find out how we could help them and their patients through this pandemic. We were overwhelmed with the response and are working through many projects. These have now been implemented: Banishing boredom in our inpatient wards During lockdown, sadly patients have been unable to receive visitors as they ordinarily would. We are pleased to have offered all our inpatient wards a giftcard to purchase items such as games, Lego, arts/crafts material, puzzles, gardening equipment for those they are caring for. In addition our Creating with Care programme has been working on putting together anti-boredom packs for our older patients in our Community Hospitals. Find out more New befriending phone line for carers Looking after someone with a mental health illness, a physical health condition or a learning disability can be challenging. The impact of COVID-19 is likely to have made some carers feel even more isolated and alone. Our new befriending phone line gives carers the opportunity to chat to a friendly voice. Find out more Hello, my name is.... Under every PPE mask there is a friendly face, but for many of our patients the protective equipment can prove daunting. We are delighted to support the funding of special 'Hello My Name is' photo badges, which have been sent out to our inpatient wards. Find out more Please check back to this page as we continue to add some of the projects we've been able to support throughout the pandemic.