Oxford had the chance to showcase the innovative support provided for people experiencing homelessness in the city with a visit from HRH The Earl of Wessex. Partners from Oxfordshire Homeless Movement greeted The Earl and shared how local organisations had adapted their work in response to the pandemic.
Case Study: “Archiebot has been the best thing” Archie is a gaming-mad young man who has been isolated at home for over a year due to medication and treatment for an injury relating to a genetic condition. Even when his school reopened in the autumn and spring, he wasn’t able to attend lessons and spend […]
A new report from Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF) suggests that loneliness is driven by feelings of disconnection from civic life rather than distance from people, with urban residents most likely to feel lonely. It says charities are reporting increased demand for support.
You are warmly invited to join us at our next virtual Sobell Business Lunch and hear from our guest speaker, Professor Anand Menon, who will be delivering his thoughts on ‘The UK in a Changing Europe’.
Oxfordshire Community Foundation’s latest grants round, opened last week in response to lockdown 3, has been overwhelmed with applications from local charities, indicating a great continued frontline need. The charity and its donors are therefore appealing for the public to give in support of this response.
I grew up feeling like a bit of an outsider. I have carried that with me throughout life, and always tried to think about who isn’t here, or who we aren’t talking about or including. That can be a challenging question, but I think it’s an important one for all organisations and people to think about.
A new project being convened by Oxfordshire Homeless Movement (OHM) aims to support people who cannot access any government-funded services due to their country of origin. Combined with existing initiatives happening locally, it could bring us closer to ending rough sleeping in Oxfordshire.
The Lived Experience Advisory Forum is a partnership approach between the Oxfordshire Homeless Movement, Aspire and The Gatehouse that ensures people who have their own experience of being homeless are listened to and can influence the services on offer. A new Coordinator role will take the lead in championing the homeless voice locally.