Where we work
Homelessness doesn’t have a postcode. Sadly, it’s everywhere. We make sure Oxfordshire is covered, working across the county in close partnership with other charities, housing providers, statutory services and all local authorities.
All of our clients are allocated a keyworker who will help them create their own support plan and link them with relevant professionals. So regardless of their struggle – drugs, alcohol, mental health, there’s always an expert to listen and advise.
Whatever stage of life they’re at, we remind clients that they deserve to relax and enjoy some downtime. So we run regular events and activities to keep everyone positive and stimulated.
As well as providing accommodation the hostel also supports homeless people via SWEP, accommodating an additional 10 people during severe weather.
28 beds within Self-contained accommodation in Banbury providing a range of support.
Opening doors and creating opportunities is our main focus. And our move-on projects are one of the best examples.
Designed especially for homeless people over 18, this set of over 27 properties across Oxford and Abingdon can accommodate up to 144 people who are ready to make a positive change in their lives.
Women Only Project
We are one of only 11% of accommodation projects able offer women only provision within their service across the UK.
The women we accommodate and support have complex needs including child welfare, family and relationship breakdown, offending behaviour, historic abuse, bereavement, substance misuse, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, childhood trauma and/or self-harm and interrelating problems that contribute to women’s homelessness and presents barriers to recovery. Homeless Oxfordshire offers
- women-only spaces
- Supportive communal living experiences
- safe and trusted environments
- trauma-informed approach, based on empathy, consistency, boundaries and an acknowledgement of the reality of each individual’s life
- strengths based approach that fosters empowerment and choice
Provides 5 beds for clients who are in recovery from drug and/or alcohol dependency and have completed a period of residential detox treatment or rehabilitation; usually at Howard House in Oxford.
Provides 14 beds for clients in the South & Vale District and caters for a variety of needs.
Provides 41 units of accommodation. 13 units are allocated to clients with low-medium needs and 28 to those with med-high needs.
Step up and Step down services
Working alongside our colleagues in health we provide accommodation and support to reduce the pressure on hospital admissions and health services.
Updated January 2023
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- Councillor Alex Hollingsworth - Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Delivery
- Councillor Linda Smith - Cabinet Member for Housing