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Asylum Welcome

Our volunteers, members, supporters and staff share values based on a common humanity and social justice. Together, we work to reduce poverty, suffering and social isolation, and to enable asylum seekers and refugees to live with the respect and dignity to which they are entitled. 

Crisis Skylight Oxford 

Offers a wide ranging timetable of accredited and non-accredited learning opportunities in art, music, drama, literacy, numeracy, IT and ESOL to people who are homeless or vulnerably housed. We also offer vocational workshops such as carpentry and bike maintenance, as well as a dedicated employment service.

Elmore Trust

Elmore Community Services (ECS) provides high quality services for marginalised and disenfranchised people in Oxford City. 

The Gatehouse: an open door for Oxford's homeless community

The Gatehouse is an Oxford-based charity providing food, shelter and company to Oxford's homeless and poorly housed population.  

It is open to anyone who is 25 or over: Mondays to Fridays from 5pm to 7pm and Sundays from 3pm to 5pm. Now based at St Giles Parish Rooms.

Oxford Homeless Pathways 

Provides a range of services for homeless and recently homeless people aged 22+. We help people tackle the issues that have led them to become homeless and to build confidence, develop new skills and put in place plans to change their lives.

Oxford Local Quaker Meeting

Quaker faith springs from the experience that each one of us can have a direct relationship with the Divine. Quakers find that by meeting together for communal worship we are empowered to find peace and strength for work in the world.

Porch Steppin' Stone Centre

The Porch charity runs the Steppin' Stone Centre in Oxford, providing day long support for homeless and vulnerably housed people wanting to move forward in their lives, away from street-life and addiction.

Buy the new book My Story

At one meeting of the Service User Board there was a lengthy discussion of how we can help influence the way the general public views homeless people. 

There was a strong feeling amongst the group that the most powerful messages come from hearing the stories of people who are experiencing homelessness.  

From this discussion, the “My Story” project was born. A wonderful volunteer, Riki, offered to help pull it together, along with Tara and Tracy from SUB.