Resources and links

If you are homeless and need support and information, or have questions about homelessness in Oxford and how you can help, you might find what you are looking for here. Or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Visits and talks

We are happy to visit your group, school or organisation to discuss homelessness issues and talk about our work. Alternatively, small groups are welcome to arrange a tour of our O'Hanlon House facilities (sorry, no under 18s). Please email info@oxhop.org.uk or call 01865 304600.

Oxford Homeless Medical Fund

Oxford Homeless Medical Fund (OHMF) is managed by Oxford Homeless Pathways (OxHoP). OHMF raises funds to support welfare and medical services for homeless people in Oxford. OHMF founded Luther Street Medical Centre, an independent primary health care service for homeless and vulnerably housed people.

Visit the OHMF web pages.

Potential@Work

Oxfordshire’s Potential@Work (P@W) initiative helps employers uncover the wealth of underused talent in our county, and discover local resources and training to help you manage new and existing staff. P@W is delivered in partnership by Aspire Oxfordshire, OxHoP, Refugee Resource and Restore. Make Oxfordshire’s potential work for you.

Visit the Potential@Work website

Other organisations and services

The organisations and websites listed below are completely separate from OxHoP. We cannot take any responsibility for their policies or activities.

On Your FEET Google Maps

These maps contain details of services available to people in Oxford to help with getting into or back into education, employment and training. They also contain information about services that can support people into work or training.

Visit On Your FEET Google Maps

Oxford City Council's Reconnection Policy

Oxford City Council's Reconnection Policy is designed to work alongside the Government's National Reconnections Protocol. The policy is designed to help homeless people reconnect to an area where they can access housing and have a support network (friends, family, history), on the basis that support networks help people move towards living a more settled life. It is possible that people who do not have a connection to Oxfordshire may be excluded from accessing some local services.

Oxford Reconnection Worker, Street Services Team

  • T. 01865 304611 / 07813210839
  • F. 01865 304611
  • O'Hanlon House, Luther Street, Oxford OX1 1SF

Get Advice, Shelter

Shelter's Get Advice webpages are packed with useful information for anyone facing housing problems.

Visit Shelter's Get Advice webpages

One Foot Forward

Provides emergency accommodation and resettlement programme for homeless people aged between 16 and 24. Agency and self-referrals. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Lucy Faithfull House (Two Saints)

A 61 bed hostel for homeless men and women in Oxford City Centre.

  • 8 Speedwell Street, Oxford, OX1 1PX
  • T. 01865 243071

Visit the Lucy Faithfull House website

Emmaus Oxford

We collect donated re-usable furniture, electrical appliances and other household items from most Oxfordshire locations and sell them from our Secondhand Superstore at very reasonable prices. The Superstore is at Westlands Drive, Northway Estate, Oxford OX3 9QY. We are usually open 9.30am - 5pm, Monday - Friday and 10am - 4pm on Saturday.

Visit Emmaus' website

Aspire

Aspire runs social enterprises in Oxfordshire. These businesses create work placements, training and employment opportunities for people facing severe disadvantages such as homelessness, substance misuse and offending.

Visit Aspire’s website

Homeless Link

Homeless Link is the national membership body for organisations supporting homeless people and working to end homelessness across England and Wales. It provides a strong voice to influence government policy and public opinion and provides members with advice, guidance and training.

Visit the Homeless Link website

Oxford Co-operative Training Scheme (OCTS)

OCTS offers affordable training to 'front-line' workers in residential settings, day centres, advice centres, etc., who are working with clients with multiple and complex problems.

Visit the OCTS website

Oxford Poverty Action Trust (OxPAT)

OxPAT was set up in 1996 to meet the challenge of visible poverty in the streets and invisible poverty in hostels, bed-and-breakfast accommodation etc. The monies received by OxPAT are distributed through agencies, including OxHoP, to help people to get off the streets and move forward.

Visit the OxPAT website

Simon House

Simon House is a 52-bed homelessness hostel in the heart of the City of Oxford

The hostel is staffed 24-hours a day and residents are fully catered for in a supportive environment. They are helped to address their problems, gain relevant skills and training, and move on to permanent, independent accommodation.

Visit the Simon House website

Interested in volunteering more widely?

Oxfordshire Council for Voluntary Action (OCVA) might have something for you.

Visit the OCVA website.