Homeless Oxfordshire


“I’m in a good place now”

The photo is taken over Penny's shoulder and shows support worker, Sue laughing with her. Penny has black dreadlocks and is wearing a grey top. Sue is wearing a pink leopard pink jumper with her Staff lanyard on.

After her flat was taken over by a new landlord, Penny* couldn’t afford the increased rent. Struggling with her mental health after a divorce, Penny became homeless and started living on the streets. Since sharing her story, Penny has moved on to independent living. “I’ve worked all my life and I’ve managed to live a…

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Running the Oxford Half

Amber and Chris stand smiling after finishing the Oxford Half. Both are wearing their orange Homeless Oxfordshire t-shirts

Running 13.1 miles is no mean feat! But for Amber, a personal determination to make a lasting difference pushed her through training. And on Sunday 6th October she completed the Oxford Half Marathon! So welcome to our guest blogger and running hero, Amber. What inspired you to run the Oxford Half for Homeless Oxfordshire? Rough…

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Why do people become homeless?

We are in the middle of a homelessness crisis. And despite ambitious efforts to end rough sleeping in the next 10 years, the numbers of those without homes continues to rise. In Oxford, over 100 households a month approach the City Council identifying as homeless and asking for help. In just five years rough sleeping…

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“Life finally feels good.”

A woman holds a cup in front of her face while smile - we have used an istock photo to protect Emma's identity

Emma* came to Homeless Oxfordshire after escaping an abusive marriage. In one of our community properties, Emma had a safe space to recover and rebuild her life. With our support, she went back to work as a teacher and moved into privately rented accommodation. “I’ve been homeless twice in my life. The first time I…

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Three ways students can make real change happen

Welcome to Oxford! Whether you’re a returning student or a brand-new fresher, you’re probably busy enjoying all the city has to offer. You may have also noticed lots of people sleeping on the streets. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming and hard to know what you can do to help. But every year passionate students volunteer and…

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Homeless Oxfordshire rebrand

Change is good. We help people change their lives on a daily basis. So it makes sense for us to evolve too. You might have noticed we recently changed our name from Oxford Homeless Pathways to Homeless Oxfordshire. Curious about our rebrand? Here’s why we did it: Economical – cuts in statutory funding meant we…

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Oxford Big Sleepout

Thank you to all who took part in the Oxford Big Sleepout this year. The night went really well, with music, soup and a screening of the film ‘Not Just Homeless’. Although there was fun to be had, spending a night out under the stars with only a sleeping bag and some cardboard for shelter,…

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