How Your Vote for the Gatehouse can Help Support Oxford’s Homeless Community

Posted on 28 Jun 2024 by Emily Atkinson-Dalton
The Gatehouse is one of the charities taking part in the Discount Promo Codes charity poll this July. Read on to find out how this local charity is doing wonderful work supporting homeless and vulnerably housed individuals in Oxford by offering a wide range of free services that effectively meet their needs.

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What Does The Gatehouse Do?

The Gatehouse runs a drop-in community centre in Central Oxford, and has been supporting local homeless and vulnerably housed adults since 1991. In recent years support has extended to individuals on low or no income or suffering from food or fuel poverty. All services are provided free of charge, with an open door policy providing a safety net for all.

Clients of the Gatehouse are amongst the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of society. The Gatehouse aims to reduce and overcome barriers and inequalities in food, finance, social isolation, housing, health, education, employment and well-being for these marginalised individuals.


What Services does the Gatehouse Provide?

In addition to offering a drop-in community café, clothes store, shower services, workshops and group activities, the Gatehouse also provides bespoke, individual Casework and Counsellor support, and runs a Lived Experience Advisory Forum. Many of these services have been introduced over recent

years to meet needs identified by users of the Gatehouse. Additional services being introduced this year include a number of Outreach Hubs to reach additional beneficiary groups.

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How Can I Find Out More about the Gatehouse?

There’s lots more information on the Gatehouse website about all the services on offer, how you can support the charity and much more.

On the News page you can find all the latest, including downloadable copies of Newsletters, Annual Impact Reports, and even a Strategic Plan 2032-27 for anybody who wants to find out about plans for the future.


How Can I Contact the Gatehouse ?

If you need help, simply drop-in at the Gatehouse (St Giles Parish Rooms, 10, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT) during one of the community centre / café sessions (Monday to Friday 5.00-7.00pm, or Sunday 4.00-6.00pm).

Alternatively email via [email protected] , phone on 01865 792999, or use one of the contact forms on Contact Us and individual Services pages of the Gatehouse website to send a message.


How Can I Support the Gatehouse?

There are lots of ways you can support the Gatehouse from volunteering to donating money, food or clothes, and fundraising to leaving a Gift in your Will. All of these are detailed in the Support Us pages of the Gatehouse website.

If you want to help the Gatehouse make a real difference to the lives of people in need then vote today via our Homepage. You’ll find the poll on the right hand side, or the bottom of the page on mobile devices. No vouchers are needed in order to vote, but don't forget that any vouchers you do use will add to the donation made to the winning charity!

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