Resources and links

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. Please email info@oxhop.org.uk or call 01865 304600.

Oxford Homeless Medical Fund (OHMF)

OHMF is managed by Oxford Homeless Pathways. OHMF raises donations 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, Oxford Homeless Pathways, 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 Oxford Homeless Pathways. We cannot take any responsibility for their policies or activities.

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.

  • T. 01865 794410,
  • 5 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EA
  • E. onefootforward@hyped.org.uk

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.

  • T. 01865 763698
  • E. furniture@emmausoxford.org

Visit Emmaus’ 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 Network Directory

The Directory is a resource for health and social services professionals working in Oxfordshire. It is updated and disseminated by Elmore Community Services. The Directory is available in pdf and Word formats from Elmore’s website.

Visit Elmore’s 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 Oxford Homeless Pathways, to help people to get off the streets and move forward.

Visit the OxPAT website

Oxford Sleep Out

Since its foundation in 1995, the Oxford Sleep Out has raised more than £100,000 for Oxford Homeless Pathways and many other Oxford agencies that support homeless people.

Visit the Oxford Sleep Out website