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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39 minutes ago

People who become homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless not only have to deal with the hardships that come with it, but they can also become victims of exploitation.

Not having access to a stable income or able to rely on financial support from family and friends means that criminal activity – such as dealing drugs or low level fraud – could be an attractive option as a means of getting by.

At Homeless Oxfordshire we are working tirelessly to protect and safeguard our residents from being targeted by gangs and exploiters who prey on vulnerable people.
Thames Valley Police Oxford City Council #WeekofAction

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People who become homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless not only have to deal with the hardships that come with it, but they can also become victims of exploitation. 

Not having access to a stable income or able to rely on financial support from family and friends means that criminal activity – such as dealing drugs or low level fraud – could be an attractive option as a means of getting by. 

At Homeless Oxfordshire we are working tirelessly  to protect and safeguard our residents from being targeted by gangs and exploiters who prey on vulnerable people.
Thames Valley Police Oxford City Council #WeekofAction

Help us to continue to protect homeless people
homelessoxfordshire.uk/support-us/donate

Stress Reduction is a huge benefit of reading…
Stress from all areas of life just slips away when you lose yourself in a great story.
A well-written novel can transport you to other realms, while an engaging article will distract you and keep you in the present moment, letting tensions drain away and allowing you to relax.

Many of our clients don't have that luxury, because they find reading a challenge. And being homeless is extremely stressful.

Our Book Club is here to help the overcome that. All subscriptions fund improving our clients' literacy.
You can help by joining today >> www.homelessoxfordshire.uk/book-club
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Stress Reduction is a huge benefit of reading…
Stress from all areas of life just slips away when you lose yourself in a great story.
A well-written novel can transport you to other realms, while an engaging article will distract you and keep you in the present moment, letting tensions drain away and allowing you to relax.

Many of our clients dont have that luxury, because they find reading a challenge. And being homeless is extremely stressful.

Our Book Club is here to help the overcome that. All subscriptions fund improving our clients literacy.
You can help by joining today >> www.homelessoxfordshire.uk/book-club
22 hours ago

Our support staff play a fundamental role in client’s recovery from homelessness.

They offer practical and emotional support to people when they are facing some of life’s toughest challenges.

We 🧡 Paul’s quote:

"At first, when I became homeless I just didn't know what to do. I felt like giving up. Having a meeting with someone, one-to-one, who is going to help and support you, makes you feel a lot more comfortable. It makes you feel like not giving up. And I haven't, now I've got my own flat"

Help more people to be like Paul > www.homelessoxfordshire.uk/donate

#HomelessNotHopeless
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Our support staff play a fundamental role in client’s recovery from homelessness.

They offer practical and emotional support to people when they are facing some of life’s toughest challenges.

We 🧡 Paul’s quote:

At first, when I became homeless I just didnt know what to do. I felt like giving up. Having a meeting with someone, one-to-one, who is going to help and support you, makes you feel a lot more comfortable. It makes you feel like not giving up. And I havent, now Ive got my own flat

Help more people to be like Paul > www.homelessoxfordshire.uk/donate

#HomelessNotHopeless

Looking forward to our Book Club meeting on 20th August - this will be a great discussion.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is a 1987 novel.
It weaves together the past and the present through the blossoming friendship between Evelyn Couch, a middle-aged housewife, and Ninny Threadgoode, an elderly woman who lives in a nursing home. Every week Evelyn visits Ninny, who tells her stories about her youth in Whistle Stop, Alabama where her sister-in-law, Idgie, and her friend, Ruth, ran a café. These stories, along with Ninny's friendship, enable Evelyn to begin a new, satisfying life while allowing the people and stories of Ninny's youth to live on. The book, which was made into a 1991 film, explores themes of family, aging, sexual orientation, and the dehumanizing effects of racism.

You can join us too > www.homelessoxfordshire.uk/book-club

With every subscription, you're helping a person to discover the joy that reading can bring - this gives a whole new meaning to 'the power of words' don't you think?
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Looking forward to our Book Club meeting on 20th August - this will be a great discussion.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe is a 1987 novel.
It weaves together the past and the present through the blossoming friendship between Evelyn Couch, a middle-aged housewife, and Ninny Threadgoode, an elderly woman who lives in a nursing home. Every week Evelyn visits Ninny, who tells her stories about her youth in Whistle Stop, Alabama where her sister-in-law, Idgie, and her friend, Ruth, ran a café. These stories, along with Ninnys friendship, enable Evelyn to begin a new, satisfying life while allowing the people and stories of Ninnys youth to live on. The book, which was made into a 1991 film, explores themes of family, aging, sexual orientation, and the dehumanizing effects of racism.

You can join us too > www.homelessoxfordshire.uk/book-club

With every subscription, youre helping a person to discover the joy that reading can bring - this gives a whole new meaning to the power of words dont you think?

Battling addiction, Katy used our services for years.

"Even at my worst, staff were still here to help me.
The staff don't judge you. They take the time to talk to you and they really do care."

💪 Katy now works in the housing sector, sober, drug free, and living independently.

It's time to end homelessness, not just manage it. Help us > www.homelessoxfordshire.uk/donate

#HomelessNotHopeless
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Battling addiction, Katy used our services for years.

Even at my worst, staff were still here to help me.
The staff dont judge you. They take the time to talk to you and they really do care.

💪 Katy now works in the housing sector, sober, drug free, and living independently.

Its time to end homelessness, not just manage it. Help us > www.homelessoxfordshire.uk/donate

#HomelessNotHopeless
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Benefits of reading… Memory Improvement!
When you read a book, you have to remember characters, backgrounds, and plots.

Improving our clients' memories will help them in so many ways.

Your Book Club subscription helps them acquire essential skills - http://www.homelessoxfordshire.uk/book-club

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