Notice for Homelessness Sunday – January 28th

Sunday 28th January – Homelessness Sunday

Does Oxford have a homeless problem? Or is it becoming a haven for rough sleepers? Ever wondered what help is on offer to those rough sleeping in our beautiful city? If you would like to know more but don’t know where to start… Here’s an answer – join us on Homelessness Sunday and help raise much needed funds by following the Homeless Trail on 28 January!

At the 10:30am service in St Giles Church, Hannah Smith who is the one-to-one worker at the Gatehouse, will be giving a talk. Hannah works with homeless guests of The Gatehouse, helping them to navigate the local services. She will be sharing her knowledge and experience gained through her 7 years’ experience working in Oxford homelessness services.

Following the service, there is a Homelessness Trail being organised so that you can see if you can find all the places which work with homeless people and what they offer. You’ll only need a phone with internet access and be prepared to walk in the chilly January weather. A £20 donation from each team taking part will go directly to services supporting rough sleepers.

At the end of the Homelessness Trail, members of the confluence collective will be playing at St Giles from 3:00pm to welcome you back. Please join us for some food and hear from some who have experienced rough sleeping for themselves.

Our aim with all these arrangements is to:

  1. Help all who participate to come to a deeper appreciation of life of homeless people in Oxford.
  2. Raise some funds for the organisations involved in homelessness that are taking part in the Trail.