Current Affairs

City Council wins £1 million Government funding in fight to end Oxford homelessness

Oxford City Council, in conjunction with Aspire, will receive over £1 million from the UK Government to aid its fight to prevent homeless people from having to return to the city’s streets amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In a press release, the City Council said that almost £900,000 of the new funding will go towards Read More…

Current Affairs

Oxford City Council announces £1.2 million extra funding for homeless shelters – is this enough?

Oxford City Council have recently announced that the budget for funding homeless shelters has increased to £7.4 million for 2020/2021, which is a 19% increase on last year’s budget. Most of this money will go towards the project underway at 1 Floyd’s Row, a homelessness centre that provides beds for any rough sleeper all winter Read More…

Current Affairs

Oxford expands homelessness services at Floyds Row but hundreds of homes lie empty

New rough sleeping centre opened last week to provide shelter and support to help rough sleepers rebuild their lives Lib Dem investigation suggests that 545 homes in Oxford have been empty for over 6 months, an increase of 80% in the past 2 years The ceiling of Floyds Row’s communal room is dotted with an Read More…