Homeless Oxfordshire News

Izzy’s Story

25th June 2021

Losing a child can have a catastrophic effect on a person’s mental health. For Izzy, losing her baby was a catalyst for change. At 15 years old, Izzy left her…

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Introducing our BRAND NEW Housing and Innovation Service

20th May 2021

Homeless Oxfordshire · New safeguarding service for homeless people in Oxfordshire We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Housing and Innovation Service! This new service is made…

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6th May 2021

According to ‘Is Britain Fairer? (2018)’, a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, life is still unfair for many people in England.* The report states, “Homelessness is also…

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Being homeless isn’t a crime

20th April 2021

Did you know that rough sleeping can still be deemed a criminal activity and rough sleepers can be fined up to £1000?! We’d like to think that attitudes towards homelessness…

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BOOK CLUB UPDATE!
Our August book is Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fanny Flag

Gray-haired Mrs. Threadgoode tells Evelyn her life story.
A tale of two women-of the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth, who back in the thirties ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama, a Southern kind of Cafe Wobegon offering good barbecue and good coffee and all kinds of love and laughter, even an occasional murder.

Read it?
Want to read it?
Join our Book Club to read and discuss it with us > www.homelessoxfordshire.uk/book-club

This is a book club with a difference, this book club saves lives.
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BOOK CLUB UPDATE!
Our August book is Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fanny Flag

Gray-haired Mrs. Threadgoode tells Evelyn her life story.
A tale of two women-of the irrepressibly daredevilish tomboy Idgie and her friend Ruth, who back in the thirties ran a little place in Whistle Stop, Alabama, a Southern kind of Cafe Wobegon offering good barbecue and good coffee and all kinds of love and laughter, even an occasional murder.

Read it?
Want to read it?
Join our Book Club to read and discuss it with us > www.homelessoxfordshire.uk/book-club

This is a book club with a difference, this book club saves lives.

⭐️ Our vision is to make homelessness a thing of the past;
To support and guide homeless people along a one-way journey towards fulfilling futures.

"Homeless Oxfordshire put the time and effort into getting people to better themselves, getting them off the streets, back into accommodation and back into work."
Michael, client

Let's end homelessness, not just manage it, together > www.homelessoxfordshire.uk/donate

#HomelessNotHopeless
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⭐️ Our vision is to make homelessness a thing of the past;
To support and guide homeless people along a one-way journey towards fulfilling futures.

Homeless Oxfordshire put the time and effort into getting people to better themselves, getting them off the streets, back into accommodation and back into work.
Michael, client

Lets end homelessness, not just manage it, together > www.homelessoxfordshire.uk/donate

#HomelessNotHopeless

Why join our Book Club?
Apart from loving books.

16.4% of adults in England (7.1 million people) have 'very poor literacy skills'.

This means they struggle to:
- live independently
- fill out forms
- apply for jobs and feel confident doing the job
- read a book for pleasure
- read a newspaper
- go shopping for food
- feel confident in social situations

Basic actions many of us take for granted!

You have the power to help us change this for our clients and give them a way out of homelessness.

All donations from the Book Club go towards improving their reading and writing.
They will develop the skills and confidence to become more independent and reclaim their lives.

See what you get as a member of the Book Club > homelessoxfordshire.uk/book-club
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Why join our Book Club?
Apart from loving books.

16.4% of adults in England (7.1 million people) have very poor literacy skills.

This means they struggle to:
- live independently
- fill out forms
- apply for jobs and feel confident doing the job
- read a book for pleasure
- read a newspaper
- go shopping for food
- feel confident in social situations

Basic actions many of us take for granted!

You have the power to help us change this for our clients and give them a way out of homelessness.

All donations from the Book Club go towards improving their reading and writing.
They will develop the skills and confidence to become more independent and reclaim their lives.

See what you get as a member of the Book Club > https://homelessoxfordshire.uk/book-club

🏡 In Oxford the average house price of £491,900 is around 16 times the average yearly household income of £29,400.

No wonder it's so hard for homeless people to get back on track.

"Imagine living with no more than a sleeping bag and a bag of clothes, cold, hungry and scared.
From my own experience of living on the street, you feel that you are not living, only existing!"
Richard, client

homelessoxfordshire.uk/support-us/donate/

#HomelessNotHopeless
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🏡 In Oxford the average house price of £491,900 is around 16 times the average yearly household income of £29,400.

No wonder its so hard for homeless people to get back on track.

Imagine living with no more than a sleeping bag and a bag of clothes, cold, hungry and scared.
From my own experience of living on the street, you feel that you are not living, only existing!
Richard, client

https://homelessoxfordshire.uk/support-us/donate/

#HomelessNotHopeless

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Where do you get the average income from. I do not know anyone that earns that much.

Homelessness is a structural and economic issue triggered by increased rents in the private sector, unaffordable housing, compounded by austerity and the effects of years of funding cuts.

Homelessness is a social issue;
👉 money issues
👉 family breakdown
👉 addiction
👉 health problems
👉 or a criminal history

can escalate from a personal crisis into homelessness.
It’s complex.

"Becoming homeless was a real eye-opener, because you don’t expect it to happen to you.
And then all of a sudden, it does."
Steven, client

We're fighting to end homelessness, not manage it.
Can you help? www.homelessoxfordshire.uk/donate

#HomelessNotHopeless
... See MoreSee Less

Homelessness is a structural and economic issue triggered by increased rents in the private sector, unaffordable housing, compounded by austerity and the effects of years of funding cuts.

Homelessness is a social issue;
👉 money issues
👉 family breakdown
👉 addiction
👉 health problems
👉 or a criminal history

can escalate from a personal crisis into homelessness.
It’s complex.

Becoming homeless was a real eye-opener, because you don’t expect it to happen to you.
And then all of a sudden, it does.
Steven, client

Were fighting to end homelessness, not manage it.
Can you help? www.homelessoxfordshire.uk/donate

#HomelessNotHopeless
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We bring together book lovers who also want to support our clients develop their literacy skills, confidence, & reclaim their lives.
You turn the page of a book, while they turn a page in their lives.

Here's what you get as part of our Book Club> https://homelessoxfordshire.uk/book-club

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