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

Monday - Saturday (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”

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Your incredible support has got us over 75% of the way to securing the funds for our new kitchen area!We have less than two weeks left of the current campaign but we hope we can go even further... if we do hit our first target, we'll try and go to the next stage and raise the funds for our wheelchair lift. Meanwhile the campaign continues to attract interest and support from further afield - desperately needed while national funding opportunities remain so limited. From all of us at The Porch, we would like to thank all our friends and supporters for your generosity and enthusiasm for our project. ... See MoreSee Less
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Help us over the line!

Your incredible support has got us 88% to our 1st target! Please share with a friend if you can because we really need to keep spreading the word and get over the line - there's just a few more days of the current campaign to run!
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/allunderoneroof

84% already raised but just one week left! Thanks for all your support and do help us get over the line if you can.

We hope we can extend the campaign later in April to raise funds for our wheelchair lift - watch this space for updates!

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/allunderoneroof

Your incredible support has got us over 75% of the way to securing the funds for our new kitchen area!
We have less than two weeks left of the current campaign but we hope we can go even further... we'll try and go to the next stage and raise the funds for our wheelchair lift!

https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2021-03-17/homelessness-charity-takes-on-church-building-to-meet-growing-demand

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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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