The Elder Stubbs Recovery Group is closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Our Recovery Project members are to receive an individually tailored phone support call on the days they are due to attend the recovery groups.
Members have the option to phone for additional support if there are any concerns between 11.00am-3.00pm each working day.
Our staff will provide individual phone support depending on your individual needs. This might include:
- Signposting to online support groups
- Signposting to benefit support, food banks, volunteering opportunities, and any social networks
- Discussing relevant recovery goals, e.g. maintaining wellbeing, creativity, exercise, good eating, maintaining contact with friends/family
- Sharing news and tips from staff, and the other Recovery Groups
- Sharing information to help you prepare for the resumption of regular life, i.e. maximising job readiness,
It is important that we maintain our connection with one another during your recovery journey.
Although government guidelines necessitate that we practice ‘social distancing’ physically for the time being, we understand the importance of maintaining social contact in other ways. Please connect with us on our social pages (the links are at in the footer), and keep up-to-date with any news developments on our website.
We are based at Elder Stubbs Allotments in Cowley, East Oxford. We offer opportunities to socialise and learn new skills in horticulture, cooking, marketing, woodwork and other crafts. Together the group decides what activities they will do.
Our members have been cultivating approximately two acres of mature allotment land since 1997. We have seasonal flower and vegetable beds, orchards, woodland and sensory and wildlife gardens. All the produce is sold in our allotment shop and to local caterers and businesses. As well as our garden produce, we sell jams, juices, craft and woodwork items, and recycled tools.
Elder Stubbs is open between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Lunch is provided. From 3pm to 4.30pm there is an optional peer support and social group. Members usually attend one or two days a week.