Housing First

Housing First aims to offer an alternative to homelessness for entrenched rough sleepers aged 18+ who struggle either to access or sustain living in traditional hostel-style accommodation.

Housing First consists of 6 single-unit flats located around Oxford.

Starting with intense pre-tenancy work, support is built up around the client and their housing, coordinating the input of any other relevant agencies. This work is led by a dedicated Housing First support worker with the assistance of a Peer Support worker. Support is is available during weekday office hours (with flexibility). Residents can stay for a maximum of 6-9 months, after which they move to long-term, stable accommodation.

Pets may be accommodated, depending on location.

Referral is via Oxford SPOT.