Izzy’s Story

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 family home. Her house had a chaotic environment, one where she had suffered years of emotional and physical abuse. There came a point when she’d…

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Introducing our BRAND NEW Housing and Innovation Service

Our New Housing and Innovation Service text with group of cartoon people to the right

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 up of several key aspects that will support the growth and development of Homeless Oxfordshire. In other words, it will allow us to go further…

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'Unfair Britain' above several raised hands and the image of a hand placing a vote in a ballot.

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 on the rise, putting more people in a precarious position and particularly affecting people from ethnic minorities, disabled people and other at-risk groups.” That was…

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Being homeless isn’t a crime

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 have improved since Charles Dickens’ times, when this Act first came into force. Thankfully MPs are talking about scrapping the Act for good. However, despite…

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Launching our Impact Report 2019-2020

For over 30 years, we have been providing people with the skills they need so that they can move on in their journeys out of homelessness. Our Impact Report 2019-2020 showcases the variety of voices that make our charity the organisation that it is today. It features case studies ranging from clients past and present…

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Busy Bea Helps Homeless Oxfordshire…

A ten-year old blonde girl with hair in a ponytail jumping mid air with the words 'Busy Bea' written by it

Every so often, we are lucky enough to be contacted by remarkable boys and girls who want to help us by raising funds. That’s why we are incredibly grateful to 10-year-old Bea, who ran an entire marathon over the course of two weeks for us last year. She raised a whopping £2,155 for us with…

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Homeless Oxfordshire Book Club

This is the news we’ve been itching to announce… we have launched our very own online Book Club, which has also been named one of the ‘Editors Picks’ for this month by Daily Info Oxfordshire! Poor literacy is one of the reasons that people find it hard to move on from homelessness, and we are…

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Harry – Client at the Vineyard

Please note these responses were taken from a phone interview with Harry* on 1st March 2021. Harry’s answers are as close to the original as possible. Small grammatical changes have been made for readability purposes. It’s the little things in life that you don’t always realise are there until they are not there. Harry* current…

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Homeless Oxfordshire selected as Oxford SU RAG beneficiary

We are thrilled to have been chosen by Oxford Raise and Give (RAG) as one of two local charities to receive up to £10,000! We were chosen by students during the Oxford SU Annual Elections from a pool of shortlisted charities. Our gratitude goes to Oxford University students, the next generation of social activists, for…

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The Oxfordshire Rough Sleeping Charter

What is the Oxfordshire Rough Sleeping Charter? It is a partnership of the many organisations working within Oxfordshire to end rough sleeping for good. “To ensure that nobody sleeps rough on our streets of Oxfordshire.” The Charter was co-created by the Oxfordshire Homeless Movement and Oxford’s homelessness agencies, charities, voluntary organisations and Oxford City Council and anyone…

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