OHM is a partnership of the many organisations helping those who are homeless in Oxfordshire. We all work to ensure that "nobody should have to sleep rough on our streets." If you think of these organisations as a community, then think of us as the Community Centre!
We bring greater visibility to all of the county’s work in this area, signposting volunteers, supporters and those experiencing homelessness to the actions and services they’re looking for.
OHM's project work fills the critical gaps in services that others can’t, and always working in partnership means that we have the best team for the job. We won't initiate a project where one of our partners is already providing a service—the aim is to avoid duplication and signpost to the best resources.
Our best team includes those with lived experience of homelessness. Being guided by people who have personally experienced homelessness through the Lived Experience Advisory Forum means our work remains relevant and needed.
Our partnership was established because life is simpler when we work together. We are resourced with a small team of volunteers, one staff member and a steering committee and together, we make a big impact.
One third of Oxfordshire residents said they were “very concerned” about homelessness in the city. You are likely one of them—concerned, but maybe not sure what to do about it.
It’s a short step from being concerned to taking action and OHM guides you across the gap.
Homelessness is complex, action is simple
Sometimes issues can seem so huge that you can see no easy way in. But think of it this way: you’re not tackling the whole, complex issue that's hard to understand. You’re helping a person. Someone like you. Bigger pictures are all about the detail. You are one of the details.
Oxfordshire Homeless Movement (OHM) is a registered charity (CIO no: 1200483). Registered address: One Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7BL