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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…It’s not just somewhere they can come in and shelter. It’s somewhere where there is information available.” – John, ex-serviceman.   As Armed Forces Day 2020 approaches, we hope to raise awareness of issues facing ex-servicemen and women who might have fallen into homelessness. Homeless Oxfordshire provides a safe space for ex-service people such as John, who used our…

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Homeless Oxfordshire is one of the few front-line services that continued to operate throughout the COVID19 pandemic and it’s thanks to your support that we’ve been able to help of 200 service users stay safe during this time. When the COVID19 crisis stopped the world in its tracks, we kept going. Throughout our emergency appeal, you donated a staggering £31,000, enabling us to carry on helping people to recover from homelessness. At a time when everyone was told to…

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Rachel is a client in our Women’s project. In her own words she describes how she came to be homeless and her hopes for the future. Becoming homeless “I was with someone who was stupidly doing heroin and I tried it. This led me down the path of losing my house, family. I was sofa…

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