How Layla Can Help

From the 6th of November, due to the general election, Layla is no longer an MP, and therefore she cannot deal with non-urgent casework during this period. If you have urgent casework during this time then you can contact Layla's office by emailing, or by phoning 01235 522535.

Where else to get help in an emergency


Cherwell District

Housing team (office hours) 01295 227004

Emergency 01295 221521 

Vale of White Horse

Housing team (office hours) 01235 422422 
Emergency 01235 522420 

Oxford City

Housing team 01865 249811 (switches to an out of hours services 6pm-8am) 

Sleeping Rough Outreach 01865 304611 


Streetlink (for rough sleepers) 0300 5000 914 (24 hour) 
Shelter 0808 800 4444 (8am-8pm) 0808 164 4660 (24 hour) 


The Botley Community Fridge (at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, 81 Westway, Botley) – usually open from 9-5 Monday to Saturday, and 11-5 Sunday. Contact: Riki 07759 135811 FB: Botley Community Fridge.  
A source of emergency food that anyone can help themselves to. 

Foodbanks - need vouchers from Social Services or from CAB offices: 

Abingdon and District, Old Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon OX14 3JD 
Oxford, 95 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DA 
Tel: 03444 111444 

Social Services healthcare team: 0345 050 7666 

Other Needs 

Samaritans 01865 722122 

Floodline 0845 988 1188 

Free legal advice 0845 345 4354 


0345 310 1111 during office hours on all normal working days, including the Wednesday – Friday between Christmas and the New Year. Out of hours – 101 (police) 

Electricity Cuts 

SSE – power cut number 105 

In the event of an interruption in power supplies, SSEN's customer service team will make calls to customers on the Priority Service Register to offer extra assistance, where required. People can register for the PSR if they: 

  • Are dependent on electricity for home medical care 
  • Have a chronic illness or short term medical condition 
  • Are disabled 
  • Have special communication needs 
  • Have children under the age of five 
  • Are over the age of 60 

To register telephone 0800 294 3259 


A gas leak either in the house or street – the National Grid on 0800 111 999  


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