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The Archway Foundation

The Archway Foundation

Who we are

"Archway is different to any other place I have been to. People here genuinely care and never judge me"

Loneliness is an experience many of us may go through at various points in our lives.

"Over 9 million people in the UK across all adult ages - more than the population of London - are either always or often lonely.*"

PLEASE NOTE: In response to current public health guidance and in own efforts to minimise the risk Coronavirus, Archway are doing some things differently as of Tuesday 17th March:

Whilst our Supportive Social Groups are not meeting for the time being, our Individual Support Service may need to revert to telephone support, we will continue to provide emotional support and contact through telephone calls, electronic and postal communication.

We are aware of the potential impacf of reduced face-to-face contact on everyone's mental health and well-being and we will be doing all we can to support people through this challenging time.

The Archway Foundation was established in Oxford in 1982 to help relieve some of the real distress caused by loneliness. We connect those feeling alienated with a diverse group of volunteers, many of whom know for themselves how damaging loneliness can be. Archway channels energy into action.

"Archway is a social network with real people, and for many, the nearest thing to a family they will ever know"

Archway receives no guaranteed funding from public bodies. 

  • £20 Provides for 2 months for someone who is unable to get out
  • £50 provides a safe and supportive environment for our social evenings
  • £5 Enables weekly communication with 5 people

*study from the Co-op and the British Red Cross

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Charity details

Registered address
The Archway Foundation,New Marston Pastoral Centre
Jack Straws Lane,Headington

01865 790552

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