Homelessness

How to help someone who is sleeping rough during the cold weather.

How to help someone who is sleeping rough during the cold weather.

If you are concerned about a person who is sleeping rough, there are a number of things you can do. You can report a rough sleeper through the national 24 hours website www.streetlink.org.uk  or phone them on 0300 500 0914, and the information will be passed to the outreach team closest to the rough sleeper. ... Continue Reading »

An update from the Oxford Winter Night Shelter.

An update from the Oxford Winter Night Shelter.

Despite enjoying some warm autumn days, winter is approaching and OWNS (Oxford Winter Night Shelter) is preparing to give shelter to people who sleep on the streets of our city from January to March.  This winter OWNS will increase the beds from 10 – 20, using two venues each night.  All the churches that hosted ... Continue Reading »

Oxford churches team up to offer emergency night shelter

Oxford churches team up to offer emergency night shelter

CHURCHES are getting together to offer emergency night shelter accommodation for the homeless in Oxford this winter. During the coldest months of the year, beginning this January until the end of March, churches of all denominations will be setting up temporary beds for the growing numbers of homeless people in the city. St Aldate’s Church ... Continue Reading »