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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Fundraising ideas in Lockdown 3.0…

A dog looking at a laptop for ideas

The ongoing pandemic and lockdown 3.0 has meant that fundraising has had to go ‘virtual’ for many charities. As you know, one of our values at Homeless Oxfordshire is ‘resilience’, so despite the adversity of the current situation, we have come up with some creative ways that you can do something positive for charities like…

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Exclusive! Angus Imrie records Christmas reading for Homeless Oxfordshire

You might recognise Angus Imrie from The Crown, Fleabag and The Archers, and we are very excited to announce his latest performance – an exclusive Christmas reading just for us from the renown ‘Just William‘ series! The extract from ‘William’s Truthful Christmas’ will be recognised by many of our supporters, who will be familiar with…

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#GivingTuesday 2020

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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Christmas is a little different this year

  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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Re: criticism to re-open night-shelters

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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Lucy’s Story – continued

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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Announcing our Raffle Winners!

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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No home or abusive home? The life or death decision.

Silhouette of a woman walking down some steps to leave a building

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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