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

The Porch

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

Current Opening Times

Monday – Friday

Breakfast Session – 8.15am – 11.30am

Accessible ‘only’ for individuals that are experiencing homelessness (Rough Sleeping, Sofa Surfing, Temporary Emergency Accommodation).
Breakfast (served 8.15am – 10.30am) • Refreshments • Showers • Laundry • Clothing Cupboard • 1:1 Support • IT Suite & Wifi • Service User Telephone • Restroom

Lunch Session – 11:30am – 2pm

Accessible to all members (service users).
Lunch (serviced 12pm – 1.30pm) • Refreshments • Showers • Laundry • Clothing Cupboard • 1:1 Support • IT Suite & Wifi • Service User Telephone • Restroom

Afternoon Session – 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Closed Session specifically for appointments and group activities
• 1:1 Support • Group Activities

Activities

Monday

St Mungo’s Outreach Drop in. 9am – 10:30am
Green Space Therapy (Allotment & Gardens) 9am – 3.30pm
Communal Board Games 2pm – 3.30pm

Tuesday

Turning Point Surgery 11am – 2pm
Relaxing Art 2pm – 3.30pm

Wednesday

Connections Housing Support. 10am -12 noon
Green Space Therapy (Allotment & Gardens) 9am – 3.30pm

Thursday

Employability Skills 2pm – 3.30pm

Friday

Green Space Therapy (Allotment & Gardens) 9am – 3.30pm
Music at Oxford Band, Creative Writing, Communal Board Games 2pm – 3.30pm alternate weeks

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”

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4 weeks ago

The Porch Day Centre
We are so excited to see that our friends Sylvester-Route 8 Barbers have opened up their new Barber shop in Botley! Sylvester and his wonderful team have been supporting The Porch by providing well over 100 free haircuts so far to our homeless & vulnerably housed members who access our service - absolutely amazing! We would like to wish Sylvester & the Route 8 team every success! If you would like more information on Route 8 Barbers please check out their website (below). www.route8barbershop.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

The Porch Day Centre
This week Dogs on the streets have supported a Porch member and their new pup. This Porch Puppy will receive his vaccination course, micro chipping and preventative care treatment at our local vets. Dogs on the streets will cover the full cost of this! We cannot thank D.O.T.S enough for their continued support, they make such a difference to the lives of our homeless community and their beloved companions. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

The Porch Day Centre
Tomorrow we are launching our new drop-in with Housing Sector!Housing Sector provides advice & guidance to those living in local authority/ housing association property's. Every person has the right to live in a safe, warm & dry home. If you need advice come and speak to Ben who will be here from 9:30 - 11am. ... See MoreSee Less
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Day Centre and Service
01865 251798
Fundraising & Finance Enquiries
01865 728545

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

 

 

Registered Charity Number 1089612

 

 

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