Although we have temporarily had to close down our drop-in community centre, the Gatehouse is still providing support to Oxford’s vulnerably housed community during the Covid-19 crisis by introducing a new operational model.
Our dedicated team of one to one support staff (shown in the image for this article in pre-social distancing days) are continuing to offer help to some of the Gatehouse vulnerably housed Guests on a regular basis online and by telephone.
The project is also launching a food and drink delivery service to vulnerably housed Guests over these uncertain times. We are following all the safety guidelines in relation to Covid-19 to ensure safety for volunteers, staff and Guests alike, and are committed to providing continued support for individuals who are most in need during this crisis, particularly those in self isolation.
We are for the most part a donation led charity, so any support that you can give, however big or small is much appreciated, particularly as we continue to incur a large proportion of our costs for items such as hall rental, whilst many of our normal avenues for fundraising have been closed to us as a result of the crisis. In the short term your donation will help us to fund our new operational model, however it will also enable us to build in long term resilience so that we will hopefully be able to relaunch all of our normal services speedily once conditions allow that to occur. Please donate to the Gatehouse COVID-19 emergency fund on JustGiving or via other methods such as cheques or bank transfers, as detailed on the Donate Money page of our website.