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Support workers for a house for homeless young men in Oxford
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  • Support workers for a house for homeless young men in Oxford

    AIM:

     

    To fund support workers, who will visit daily, for a house in Oxford to support homeless young men. The support could be anything from supporting the homeless young men to find and keep jobs/training, to helping with budgeting, and playing football in the park. The aim is for the homeless young men to become a positive part of the community and to reach full independence. 

     

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    The organisation has a 5 bedroom house in Oxford which they plan to open in March 2018. They are looking for funding for support workers who will visit the house daily to support homeless young men. 

     

    The support could be anything from supporting the homeless young men to find and keep jobs/training, teaching them cooking skills, attending appointments, playing football in the park, or helping with budgeting. The aim is for them to become a positive part of the community and to fully reach independence. 

     

    They have spoken to the Head of Housing and the Head of Supportive Accommodation at Oxford town council about the housing need in Oxford and they are very keen to use the project due to lack of housing options in Oxfordshire. They will receive Housing Benefit but are looking for funding to pay for the support workers. 

     

    The aim is to not just provide housing but to provide a house that feels like the clients' home, where they feel fully supported, and have a stable base that is safe and well cared for. This is achieved by providing a large living space to hang out and positively spend time together, kitting the house out well from beds to baking supplies, and being on hand with an out of hours phone line.

     

    Clients will need to be between 18 and 25 years of age, and homeless or facing homelessness.

     

    They can stay at the house for up to 2 years while they are supported to become fully independent.   

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