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

Monday - Friday (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

Monday - Friday (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

Monday - Friday (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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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

2 months ago

Aspire Oxford
Our weekly Women’s Hub with Oxford Gatehouse is back tomorrow - with the following sessions for May, focused on wellbeing:➡️ 12/05: A session at The Porch Day Centre allotments, with an al fresco lunch 👩‍🌾🍃🍎➡️ 19/05: A crystal workshop with Caroline from Aspire, held at The Gatehouse 💎➡️ 26/05: A gong and Tibetan singing bowl sound bath session, with Teena from Aurora Sound Therapy and Reiki Centre, held at The Gatehouse 🎶For more information about the Women’s Hub hosted at the Gatehouse, contact womenshub@aspireoxford.co.uk 📨#workingtochangelives #aspireoxford #oxfordgatehouse #womenshub #oxfordwomenshub #womenshuboxford ... See MoreSee Less
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Small market, big dreamsDid you know that, when you shop with us, all your money goes directly to local producers, business and charities? Since the Covid outbreak, we are proud to have donated over £2000 to local community groups and charities (including Oxford Food Hub, Wolvercote Young Peoples Club and The Porch Day Centre), and to have supported dozens of local businesses.It is thanks to your loyal custom, to our brilliant stall holders and to our hard-working community of volunteers that this is possible. Thank you one and all! ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

The Porch Day Centre
Yesterday our allotment group went on an excursion to Hardwick Estate together with Turning Point's allotment group. Hardwick Estate is an organic and sustainably run estate close to Reading. We learned about the methods of organic growing they use, and we learned how they dye wool using natural dyes they grow and forage themselves. We had a really fun day and we learned a lot! ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

Oxford Hub
Hillsong Church Oxford have so generously collected donations from their congregation, and created Christmas & Easter hampers for some of the people that Oxford Hub have been supporting since the start of the pandemic. They have extended this incredible offer again this year, and are making up hampers to deliver to some of those vulnerable people within Oxford who may need a pick-me up during the festive period. Thank you so much to Craig Hillsong Church for spreading festive cheer again! And a big shout-out to other community organisations in Oxford who are bringing festive cheer to people around the city, including Oxford Mutual Aid Oxford Community Action The Porch Day Centre and many more 🌟[ID: two people standing in front of a Christmas tree holding presents] ... See MoreSee Less
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The Radcliffe Orchestra held a wonderful concert to raise money for us on Saturday. Thank you to all of those that were involved and to those that attended - that support has meant we have raised over £1,000! Thank you. @PorchDayCentre #Homelessness

Radcliffe Orchestra's spring concert in aid of The Porch on 12 March. Tickets available from nicol@theporch.org.uk @PorchDayCentre #Homelessness #Oxford

Our Winter newsletter is at
https://theporch.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Winter-Newsletter-2021-1.pdf
Wishing you a happy and safe Christmas and New Year!
@PorchDayCentre #homeless #LeaveALightOn

All of us at The Porch would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas and New Year! Please see our Christmas "jingle" designed by our talented friend Matthew Buckley...
https://youtu.be/mt0FhzSPS8k

We've just launched our Christmas appeal - "Leave a Light On". We would love you to help us by supporting our centre over the Christmas period and allowing us to stretch our resources to help even more vulnerable people. Please take a look... https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/LeaveALightOn

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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

 

 

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