Day Centre and Service: 01865 251798 | Finance and Administration: 01865 728545

About us

The Porch Day Centre targets its services at those who are experiencing, or have experienced, rough sleeping, hostel accommodation, supported housing, or who are vulnerably housed.

We Provide:

  • A homeless café
  • Support plans and an allocated support worker for any member that would like one
  • Vocational skills training and job club
  • Laundry facilities and showers
  • A free clothing store
  • A library
  • A suite of internet-enabled PCs
  • A therapeutic art class
  • Porch Preserves
  • Outings
  • An allotment and orchard for members to work on
  • Numerous projects and activities for members to take part in


  • Queens Award for Voluntary Service
  • Brookes Student Placement of Year 2019
  • Oxfordshire High Sherriff Award
  • 5-star food hygiene rating award from Environmental Health Dept


"What really caught my imagination was the staff and volunteers who make the centre a little oasis in a very problematic city"

Porch Member

"The Centre represents a lifeline,
an absolute lifeline"

Porch Member

"I want to say thank you for your help, it is so appreciated and has made such a difference to my life"

Porch Member


Day Centre and Service
01865 251798
Fundraising & Finance Enquiries
01865 728545
Patron Bishop of Oxford Steven Croft



Registered Charity Number 1089612



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