Reducing reoffending and homelessness

Designed to break the cycle of offending, Compass provides accommodation to 41 single people aged 18+ across 7 shared houses in Oxford.

Support to residents is provided by Julian Housing staff in partnership with Connection Floating Support team during weekdays, with out of hours call if needed. As with the Progression Housing, this may include a wide variety of support including advice on debt and budgeting issues, counselling, help with drug and alcohol issues and access to health care, access to training and voluntary or paid work, and assistance with moving on to more stable accommodation. New residents can expect their stay to last up to 6-9 months.

Motivated residents are offered training, education and activities through Julian Housing’s Step Up (hyperlink) program and in conjunction with other local organisations. IT equipment is available at the Compass offices. Drop in support services are available Monday-Friday.

Typical options for moving on include the Private Rented Sector, social housing (Council or Housing Association) or other, more specialist supported housing if necessary. Due to the lack of affordable housing options in Oxfordshire, move to other parts of the region are facilitated and encouraged.

Referrals can be made in conjunction with either probation or offender management professionals. Applicants must have a history of offending, be at risk of homelessness and have a local connection to Oxfordshire.

For further details please contact Compass directly.