Day Centre and Service: 01865 251798 | Finance and Administration: 01865 728545 info@theporch.org.uk
The Porch Day Centre

providing a stepping stone to those who
are homeless or vulnerably housed

Current opening times

Every Day (from 139 Magdalen Road)
Lunch collection: 12 noon – 2pm

Unfortunately, shower and laundry facilities are not
available to members under current Covid restrictions.

The Porch Day Centre

providing a stepping stone to those who
are homeless or vulnerably housed

Current opening times

Every Day (from 139 Magdalen Road)
Lunch collection: 12 noon – 2pm

Unfortunately, shower and laundry facilities are not
available to members under current Covid restrictions.

The Porch Day Centre

providing a stepping stone to those who
are homeless or vulnerably housed

Current opening times

Every Day (from 139 Magdalen Road)
Lunch collection: 12 noon – 2pm

Unfortunately, shower and laundry facilities are not
available to members under current Covid restrictions.

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COVID Update (January 2021)

An update on our work during these unprecedented times…

During each lockdown we’ve provided take away meals for the homeless and also delivered to those in emergency hotel accommodation or people needing to self-isolate.

We’ve also provided welfare support by phone.

Overall, we scaled up our work as other Oxford services temporarily closed. This means that the number of people we reach has increased from an average of 70 per day to as many as 200 people per day during lockdown.

The Porch is sometimes the only service to see people daily and that makes us well-placed to alert other services with an important role to play during lockdown.

Back in March 2020, The Porch

– was the only emergency lunchtime food provider in Oxford
– has provided over 18,000 meals since the first lockdown
– made 4,508 telephone welfare calls over the first 3 months
– scaled-up to provide a service 7 days-a-week

Unfortunately, the winter/spring lockdown 2021, means we have had to suspend any indoor services including temporary shower and laundry facilities. We are now providing a lunchtime takeaway service from our door and delivering to five locations offering temporary accommodation.  

We would like to thank the local community for donations and our amazing team of volunteers that have helped us throughout this difficult time. Our work has only been possible with your generosity and commitment.

We provide day long support for homeless and vulnerably housed people wanting to move forward in their lives, away from street-life and addiction.

Our mission is to help, in a totally non-discriminatory way, homeless, recently re-housed homeless or vulnerably housed people.

We encourage our service users (our members) to tackle the issues that prevent them from moving forward towards a more positive lifestyle. Our focus is upon support and nurture, along with challenge.

We concentrate upon housing, health, wellbeing, education and employment. We provide healthy food, practical help, companionship, learning skills, work related skills and opportunities for development.

 

The Porch is delighted to announce
the publication of our new book:

 

not any old porch

A story of support and encouragement for Oxford’s homeless and
vulnerably housed men and women – from 1985 to 2020”

Facebook Posts

Please take a look at our campaign to help us open our new building and share if you can.
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/allunderoneroof

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/18329142.porch-launches-coronavirus-campaign-help-oxfords-homeless/
#ThePorchProvides #ValuingOurVulnerable #RoughSleepersNeedUs #MoreThanJustADayCentre

We just wanted to reassure everyone that we are open! Starting today we are offering a take away option to our members, same great food and same warm welcome.
#ThePorchProvides #ValuingOurVulnerable #RoughSleepersNeedUs
#MoreThanJustADayCentre

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@natural_bread are proud to be selling a range of chutneys from @PorchDayCentre Preserves in our Woodstock cafe & bakery shop. #chutneys #cheeseandchutney #chutneysandwich #supportlocal #condiment #eatgooddogood #eatgood #dogood #feelgood #charitystartsathome #sourdoughburger

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Day Centre and Service
01865 251798
Fundraising & Finance Enquiries
01865 728545

info@theporch.org.uk
Patron Bishop of Oxford Stephen Croft

 

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