Homeless Oxfordshire News

Joint open letter from Homeless Oxfordshire, Aspire Oxfordshire, and Connection Support to Home Secretary, Suella Braverman

Dear Home Secretary, Homeless Oxfordshire, Aspire Oxfordshire, and Connection Support refute your recent comments regarding homelessness, are saddened by your ill-informed choice of language that perpetuates stigma and misunderstanding, and urge you to reconsider your proposal to criminalise the use of tents by people who are rough sleeping. We agree that compassion is the most…
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Fairy tale inspires school children to raise money for people experiencing homelessness

Children in years 1 and 2 at Windmill Primary School in Headington raised money for Homeless Oxfordshire after reading fairy tales in class inspired them to help. While reading Norwegian fairy tale The Three Billy Goats Gruff, the classes of five- and six-year-olds decided the character of the troll who lives under the bridge in…
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Golfers raise £6000 for Homeless Oxfordshire

Golf enthusiasts from local businesses took to the fairways at Studley Wood Golf Club near Barton in Oxford recently to raise money for Homeless Oxfordshire, helping support people experiencing homelessness. 10 teams of four golfers from companies such as Go Further Consulting, A-Plan, Unipart, and Michael Page enjoyed perfect weather conditions to play their 18…
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Nigel’s Story

I had always been a heavy drinker in my life, but it had never caused me any real issues. I was living with my father, who was diagnosed with cancer, which was about 10 years ago now. Sadly, he died because of it. I had to watch him go through all of that, it was…
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Do you have data entry/administration experience and some hours spare each week to volunteer with the fundraising team of a local homeless charity? If so, we’d love to hear from you! 🫵
Whether it’s database updates, email responses or processing donations, your support will help make a huge difference to the lives of people experiencing homelessness. To find out more please email volunteering@homelessoxfordshire.uk.
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Watch our CEO Simon Avison talk to That's TV about the impact of unfreezing housing benefit and what more still needs to be done. ... See MoreSee Less

Finally! Housing benefit will be unfrozen for the first time in three years. This will be a lifeline to many households in Oxfordshire where sky-high rents mean hundreds of people are at risk of homelessness.

Many people in our community will be facing a difficult winter so
we urge Jeremy Hunt to take action now and not to wait until April.

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