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Jerry’s story: ready for a fresh start but with nowhere to go

Just imagine… You’ve struggled with addiction since your teens. You lost everything, became homeless, got support, went through rehab. After years of commitment and hard ...
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Cheryl’s story: why a lack of social and affordable housing in Oxfordshire is contributing to the housing crisis

As the county’s largest provider of supported accommodation for people experiencing homelessness, Homeless Oxfordshire is acutely aware of the pressures facing local authorities, statutory services ...
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Jim’s Story

“Probably the most helpful aspects of the support I received was the continuity of care and support – and a persistent key worker, which I ...
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Amber’s story

“My motivation for being here was wanting better for myself and for my children. I really didn’t want to come back to my area with ...
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Nigel’s Story

The help and support Homeless Oxfordshire have provided me meant I was able to get a part-time job with the maintenance department at Homeless Oxfordshire ...
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Interviewing Laura – a staff member’s perspective

Over the past few years, we have told many stories: from our clients to our volunteers. Now it's time to hear it from our staff. ...
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Eddy’s story – a story of hard work and perseverance

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Emma’s story – a story of survival

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Izzy’s Story

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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 ...
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Lucy’s Story – continued

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 ...
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Rachel’s Story

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Lucy’s Story – part 1

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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. Real Stories

“I’m in a good place now”

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“Life finally feels good.”

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 ...
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