Search
Close this search box.
Oxford High Street
10 October, 2022

Oxfordshire housing and homelessness organisations launch Homelessness Alliance to prevent and resolve homelessness


Six housing and homelessness organisations, local councils and the Lived Experience Advisory Forum (LEAF) in Oxfordshire have collaborated to create the ‘Oxfordshire Homelessness Alliance’, as a new partnership of commissioned services embarking on a ground-breaking programme of work, to prevent and resolve homelessness in Oxfordshire.

The Alliance providers – Aspire, A2Dominion, Connection Support, Elmore Community Services, Homeless Oxfordshire and St Mungo’s – are working alongside Oxfordshire County Council, the local city and district councils and LEAF to improve service delivery and client outcomes for adults experiencing – or at risk of – homelessness, throughout the county.

The Alliance approach signals a clear intention to work in a more co-operative, aligned way between providers and councils across the county, to tackle the complex social problem of homelessness. 

This new approach has already succeeded in bringing new training to the county, with Oxfordshire Homeless Alliance being accepted onto the Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) network. The nationally recognised programme helps local areas design and deliver better coordinated services for people experiencing multiple disadvantages.

This announcement coincides with marking the annual World Homeless Day on Monday 10th October, which this year shares a date with World Mental Health Day. In recognition of this, Oxfordshire Homelessness Alliance and Oxfordshire Homeless Movement have actively contributed to an additional strand of the ‘Get Oxfordshire Talking’ campaign, providing an opportunity for people to set out how they are working to change the lives of people experiencing homelessness in their local community, and share information about how mental health difficulties and homelessness are intertwined.

ENDS

Notes to editors:

Homeless Oxfordshire

Homeless Oxfordshire has over 35 years’ experience of delivering successful accommodation and support to some of the most vulnerable people in our local communities. Over 300 people use our services every year. 

Our mission is to provide support and security through the provision of short term accommodation and access to activities that help guide people in the journey out of homelessness and towards recovery.

Website: Homeless Oxfordshire | Housing today, hope for tomorrow

Facebook: Homeless Oxfordshire | Facebook

Twitter: Homeless Oxfordshire (@Homeless_Oxford) / Twitter

Instagram: Homeless Oxfordshire (@homelessoxfordshire) • Instagram photos and videos

LinkedIn: Homeless Oxfordshire | LinkedIn

Aspire

Aspire Oxfordshire is an employment and housing charity and social enterprise, working throughout Oxfordshire and in the wider region to support people facing homelessness, disadvantage and marginalisation, into and towards fulfilling employment and secure housing. We support individuals through a range of activities to develop confidence and resilience, so that they are able to find and sustain a job, housing, and improve their lives for the future.

Website: www.aspireoxfordshire.org

Facebook: @AspireOxOnline

Twitter: @aspireoxonline

Instagram: @AspireOxOnline

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/845731
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCbiECizhHwxRnxFloQmfNSQ

A2Dominion Group

A2Dominion is one of the UK’s leading housing providers with over 38,000 homes across London and Southern England.  The Group provides affordable, private, and social rented homes, student, NHS, and temporary accommodation, as well as supported housing and homes for older people.  

While the Group takes a commercial approach to housebuilding, all its profits are used for a social purpose, with millions of pounds reinvested into delivering more new homes and better services for customers. 

Group Website: www.a2dominiongroup.co.uk

Customer Website: www.a2dominion.co.uk

Facebook: https://twitter.com/A2DominionHelp

Twitter: https://twitter.com/A2DominionGroup

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/a2dominion-group

Connection Support

At Connection Support our team of staff members and volunteers provide expert support to vulnerable people with complex and challenging needs across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Milton Keynes. Our aim is to solve homelessness and achieve independence for all our clients, and to do that we provide a wide range of services which offer support with homelessness, housing support, mental health, independent living, preventing isolation, parental mentoring, refugee resettlement and social prescribing. This aim is fully inclusive, which means we work with people who are at risk of ‘falling through the gaps’ to make sure that no one is left behind. We believe that every human being is a valuable member of our society and should be treated as such.  

Website: https://www.connectionsupport.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ConnectionSupport

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConnectionSup

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/connection-support/ 

Elmore Community Services

Elmore Community Services is a Thames Valley third-sector provider of personality disorder, complex needs, domestic abuse, and homelessness services. Last year over 1,000 people used Elmore’s services. Elmore is an accredited Living Wage and Oxford Living Wage charity with a mission to fill the gaps in existing services.

Website: Elmore Community Services

Facebook: Elmore Community Services – Home (facebook.com)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/elmorecommunity

Instagram: Elmore Community Services (@elmorecommunity) • Instagram photos and videos

LinkedIn: Elmore Community Services | LinkedIn

St Mungo’s

St Mungo’s is a leading homelessness charity with national influence. We work in partnership with local authorities, health colleagues and communities, to end homelessness and rebuild lives.

St Mungo’s services in Oxford include Outreach for people experiencing rough sleeping, LifeWorks psychological therapy and access to an Employment Support Team and Digital Recovery College. We also run Somewhere Safe to Stay, for people who are new to or at risk of homelessness, and Housing First accommodation to provide people with a long-term home.

Website: Mungos.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StMungosUK

Twitter: @StMungos / https://twitter.com/StMungos

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stmungos/

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/company/st-mungo%27s

Oxford High Street

Other news

Fundraising

Celebrating Volunteers’ Week: Q&A with Fundraising and Comms volunteer Paul Berry

From wrapping Christmas gifts for our residents to painting our staff room, our individual and corporate volunteers bring additional skills and new perspectives, enhance the ...
Read More
Current Affairs

Jerry’s story: ready for a fresh start but with nowhere to go

Just imagine… You’ve struggled with addiction since your teens. You lost everything, became homeless, got support, went through rehab. After years of commitment and hard ...
Read More
Fundraising

Getting muddy for money: Q&A with Homeless Oxfordshire’s Simon Hughes on marking 10 years at the charity

Simon Hughes is a housing and resettlement worker for Homeless Oxfordshire and, to mark 10 years working for the charity, decided to participate in muddy ...
Read More
Current Affairs

Cheryl’s story: why a lack of social and affordable housing in Oxfordshire is contributing to the housing crisis

As the county’s largest provider of supported accommodation for people experiencing homelessness, Homeless Oxfordshire is acutely aware of the pressures facing local authorities, statutory services ...
Read More
Homeless Oxfordshire Art Exhibition General News

Homeless Oxfordshire to hold art exhibition

Homeless Oxfordshire invites visitors to its Through Our Eyes exhibition to view life from a different perspective and see the daily challenges and joys through ...
Read More
Current Affairs

Joint open letter from Homeless Oxfordshire, Aspire Oxfordshire, and Connection Support to Home Secretary, Suella Braverman

Dear Home Secretary, Homeless Oxfordshire, Aspire Oxfordshire, and Connection Support refute your recent comments regarding homelessness, are saddened by your ill-informed choice of language that ...
Read More