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Advice for Better Health

Oxfordshire Community Foundation (Step Change) awards funding to Agnes Smith Advice Centre, for a project offering social-welfare advice to patients at the Leys Health Centre.

We have been awarded funding from the Oxfordshire Community Foundation's Step Change programme, for a one-year project, Advice for Better Health, starting in October 2019. Under the project, the Advice Centre will offer social-welfare advice to patients at the Leys Health Centre. GPs and other surgery staff will be able to refer patients for advice, where they need help with benefits, debt or housing issues.  This will help the Advice Centre to reach clients at an earlier stage, before they reach crisis.  It will also help us to demonstrate the health benefits of our advice.