Founded in Oxford by Paul Hawgood in January 1982, Archway has been helping to relieve the distress associated with loneliness, its causes and impact. Archway’s inspiration and values are derived from the Christian faith but we are committed to serving those hurt by loneliness irrespective of religion, culture, gender identity or personal circumstances.
As a small staff team working with a committed Board of Trustees and a team of over 80 volunteers we achieve our goals through our core mission and values:
Working with compassion
Respecting the potential and value of each person
Working towards sustainable solutions
Who We Are
Archway's skilled and experienced Staff team fulfill a range of roles, and all work part-time to maintain and develop our vital services to alleviate the pain and distress of loneliness and its associated impact on physical and mental health.
Social Group Leader (18 hrs)
Social Group Leader (21 hrs)
Finance & Office Administrator (24 hrs)
Services Support Worker - Individual Support & Training Assistant (18 hrs)
Sheila Furlong MBE
Chief Executive Officer (32 hrs)
Volunteer Manager (24 hrs)
Services Support Worker (6 hrs)
Chief Operating Officer (28 hrs)
Promotions & Communications Co-ordinator (25 hrs)
Our Friends – with a capital F! - are individuals aged over 18 years who have given their consent to be referred, or have referred themselves, to Archway and are actively engaging with our services. They have self-identified as lonely and/or socially isolated.
Volunteers are the amazing, dedicated and compassionate team who take on support roles to enable us to provide our Individual Support and Supportive Social Group services (including Transport).
They are all trained & DBS checked.
Ros Alstead OBE
Penny Smith – Treasurer
Chris Taft – Chair
James Tweed - Interim Secretary
Sir Tony Baldry
Sir Hugo Brunner
The Right Revd Dr Steven Croft
- the Bishop of Oxford
Mrs Felicity Dick DL
Mr Jeremy Irons
Mike Wooldridge OBE
We have signed the Oxfordshire Inclusive Economy Charter to support a more inclusive County.
The Charter was created by the Oxfordshire Inclusive Economy Partnership,
a group of over 100 organisations working together to share knowledge, expertise and resources to address some of our greatest challenges.