Homeless Oxfordshire


Life is a journey, not a destination.

And that’s OK. We’ve all got to start somewhere.

For Homeless Oxfordshire, our beginning was humble. In a shabby old school building, named Oxford Night Shelter, we provided overnight emergency accommodation to anyone that needed a warm bed and a roof over their head.

It was far from ideal. But we used what we had and gave it our all. With 12 people in each room, we were pushed but strived to provide the best service we could. We transformed classrooms into dormitories and reassured everyone with food, washing facilities and as much support as possible.

Fast-forward 30 years and here we are the largest accommodation provider across the county. Not only do we provide accommodation at our 56 bed hostel but we have 144 beds across the local community in 24 properties offering a full range of support.

Meet The Team

Here at Homeless Oxfordshire


Claire Dowan

Claire Dowan

Chief Executive
Eamonn Gaspar

Eamonn Gaspar

Head of Finance
Charlotte Blake

Charlotte Blake

Head of Services
Jo Faulkner-Harvey Head of Fundraising at Homeless Oxfordshire

Jo Faulkner-Harvey

Head of Fundraising & Communications
Lucy Flanagan

Lucy Flanigan

Head of Property & Facilities


  • William Downing

    Chair of Trustees

  • Anne Clarke


  • Robin Aitken


  • Karen Simeons


  • Gail Siddall


  • Graham Beith


  • Isabelle Pitt


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