Rough sleeping

Specialist support for rough sleepers

Single people who are homeless and rough sleeping or at risk often have multiple problems and finding accommodation is only one area where they require support.  In Oxfordshire specialist support services are commissioned via the Oxfordshire Homeless Alliance.  Supported Housing is available in the City and Districts, this includes:

  • 24 hour staffing
  • Access to specialist medical services
  • Food and clothing provided if necessary
  • Places for clients with dogs

Support and assistance can also be accessed from the following organisations

  • The Beacon Centre, St Mary's Centre, Horsefair, Banbury, OX16 0AA is open Monday to Thursday 10:00am - 12:15pm. Anyone can access their service; hot drinks, snacks and sleeping bags are available.
  • In Bicester the Salvation Army run a drop in at Hart Place, Bicester, OX26 4FR Wednesday 12:00 noon- 2:00pm and Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm. Anyone can access their service; hot drinks, snacks and sleeping bags are available.
  • Young people aged 18 – 25 can access drop-in support from BYHP at 2 Chandos Close, Banbury, OX16 4TL.