Second Stage

Second stage housing at Julian Housing

“What I’ve picked up here is the ability to communicate. It’s a re-education” 
Former resident

Have you been homeless and feel you could benefit from additional support before you are able to live in independent accommodation? Are you aged 25 or over? We may be able to help you.

Your commitment

Julian Housing is a supported housing service. It is important that individuals are willing to set and work to a clear plan of action to help achieve steps to independent living. We expect that men and women living at Julian Housing see their support worker on a regular basis and keep up with their service charge payment.

Julian Housing operates a License Agreement system. Under this license, all those living at Julian Housing agree to abide by the rules concerning anti-social behaviour such as violence and aggression, and the ban on drug use or dealing on the premises. A resident may be required to leave Julian Housing if they breach terms of the license agreement.

Your agreement may be terminated if you breach our basic rules. We ask you to abide by rules concerning anti-social behaviour, such as violence and aggression, and drug use or dealing on the premises.

What you can expect from us

Our team of support workers listens to and works through issues with each individual, helping them to manage their stay at Julian Housing as well as putting them in touch with additional services that best meet their particular needs. This may include a wide variety of matters including advice on debt and budgeting issues, counselling, drug and alcohol issues, access to health, training, voluntary or paid work.

Our aim is to help men and women living at Julian Housing to increase their skills and improve their circumstances over, on average, a 12 month period before moving on with the confidence and abilities to live independently and manage their own home and tenancy.

Julian Housing does not offer permanent accommodation, the maximum stay is 2 years, and so people need to be ready, willing and able to work through the changes necessary to prepare for independent living within this time-frame. Once someone is ready to move on to their own home, we offer support both with the move itself and the initial settling-in process.

Typical options for moving on include the Private Rented Sector, social housing (Council or Housing Association) or other, more specialist supported housing such as a rehabilitation programme.

Support is available during weekday office hours. Out of hours, there is an emergency on-call system.


We manage 81 units of accommodation spread across 14 houses, mainly in East Oxford. The houses offer either bed-sit type rooms, or houses with shared kitchens. Most rooms currently share bathroom facilities.

Plans are in place to upgrade the standard of our accommodation and increase substantially the number of self-contained rooms over the coming year by placing en-suite pods in many of the rooms which currently share bathroom facilities.

We also have a number of self-contained flats, which are usually offered to people currently living at Julian Housing who are making progress with working through issues and are preparing to move on.

The average length of stay in Julian Housing is 12 months.

Some of our houses have a specific focus:

  • Botley Road Project: for clients who have completed a drug rehabilitation programme and need semi-structured support.
  • Life Skills House: for clients who are working on improving their basic life skills as part of their resettlement programme.
  • Divinity House: a dry environment for people recovering from alcohol use and who can benefit from semi-structured support.

Our offices are at 193 Cowley Road and offer confidential interview and meeting space. View map.