Did you know? With most in-person fundraising events cancelled UK charities face a £10bn funding gap? That’s why we are getting involved with campaigns such as #GivingTuesday. But what is it? Giving Tuesday Basically, it is a ‘global day of giving’, and you can do absolutely anything to give something back to a charity that’s…

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  We’re mid ‘lockdown 2.0’ and people are really struggling. They need our help more than ever. It’s been a hard year for everybody, but with mounting financial difficulties, it’s a sad fact that many more people will become homeless as a result of the pandemic. That’s why the next few weeks will be crucial…

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In principle, we believe that everything should be done to ensure that people have a safe space to sleep in extreme weather. However, night shelters have always been an immediate, emergency response and are not long-term solutions. Thanks to MHCLG funding and the City Council’s provision of hotels and other interim support that has been…

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Woman writing label on a box as if she is moving home

Last year, Homeless Oxfordshire spoke to Lucy, one of the clients in our Women’s Project. We caught up with her to find out about how her recovery journey is progressing.

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Like so many business and charities, the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted our income streams and caused us massive financial disruption. However, in true ‘Homeless Oxfordshire spirit’, we showed our resilience and adapted our efforts to online fundraising… despite the adversity! We raised an incredible £4381 which is thanks to YOU, our supporters, who helped us out…

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Recently we spotted a great story about three survivors of domestic abuse who began a furniture project to provide women with furnishings who might have lost their possessions as a result of fleeing a violent home. These women turned their horrific experiences into something positive to help others. This resonates with us and our belief…

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We are delighted to tell you that we have received a helping hand to the tune of £100,000 from the COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund from the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHLCLG) supported by Homeless Link. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we continued to offer a front-line service to 200 of our clients. As…

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What does it mean and what can you do? A ‘wicked problem’ has lots of causes. It’s a problem that is difficult to describe and doesn’t have a simple solution. It can’t be solved by using standard techniques… in fact, doing things the old way might even make the problem worse.1   Homelessness fits into this description, it’s messy and it’s complicated, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be solved.   It does, however, require…

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