City Council announces return of severe weather emergency protocol
Oxford City Council announced last week the return of their Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP). The policy is intended to provide overnight accommodation to homeless people living in Oxford in the event of particularly harsh winter weather.
Oxford housing charity Edge Housing holds 10-year anniversary event
"Edge Housing is preparing to open their tenth house for rough sleepers."
New day support venue for the homeless and vulnerably-housed opening in Oxford
The new day centre, known as the “Living Room”, will provide support in a small and friendly environment to its guests, specially targeting those who may feel more able to engage in this setting.
Homelessness in Oxfordshire has nearly halved since 2019
"Homelessness in Oxfordshire has nearly halved since 2019 due to the Oxfordshire County Council’s response to a government directive urging councils to get ‘everyone in’ due to the pandemic. This comes as Oxfordshire County Council commits to a new ‘housing-led’ approach to homelessness, the first of its kind in the country."
Vacant Nuffield College accommodation used to house homeless people
These residents will be housed in Nuffield’s Becket Street for the next two years. The properties, having been empty for 18 months, were revamped and have been designed to provide housing in which residents can have a “sense of ownership”.
Council pledges £50 million to retrofit homes
Oxford City Council is set to spend over £50 million in order to retrofit council homes, it has been announced. The scheme is going ahead...
"Jazz was being played over the stereo like theme music, as if they were acting in a television drama where each character had some essential trait, some crucial role."
Oxford’s homelessness services will not cooperate with deporting rough sleepers
“Should we be running the risk that fear of being deported will lead those who are already vulnerable being exploited and even becoming victims of modern slavery?”
Oxford awarded £1 million to fight homelessness
Oxford City Council and charity Aspire have made a successful bid for government funding to tackle homelessness and move people who had been sleeping...
The Housing Crisis: coronavirus and ‘mass evictions’
In the midst of a global pandemic, another dangerous crisis is emerging on British soil. This time, Day Zero will be the 25th of June. Unless action...
Pembroke provides food for 100 homeless people
Pembroke College is providing homeless people in Oxford with three meals a day in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The College is participating in...
Merton pledge support for Homeless Charter
Merton College announced last Tuesday that they have pledged support for Oxford Homeless Movement Charter, becoming the latest Oxford organisation to join the cause. The...
Oxford City Council releases latest rough sleeper street count
Oxford City Council has released its latest rough sleeper street count for the month of November 2019. The council counted 43 people sleeping rough on the streets of Oxford on...
City Council opens emergency beds for rough sleepers
Due to harsh weather conditions, Oxford City Council is tonight (Tuesday 11 February) opening emergency beds for people experiencing rough sleeping. The Council has a...