Although the Gatehouse operates as an independent charity we participate and work collaboratively with the Homeless Network in Oxford, and have strong links with many other local organisations dealing with the issue of homelessness across Oxfordshire. In a number of cases this has resulted in more formal partnerships or joint ventures with other local and national organisations, such as LEAF
and the Women’s Hub
, thereby offering additional services and maximising the level of support that can be provided. Also our Casework Team have developed strong relationships with over 100 other support agencies, with referrals for specialist support going in both directions.
We work tirelessly to try to reduce barriers and inequalities that the homeless community face, but we cannot do that alone. For information on other service providers and provision for the homeless and vulnerably housed, Oxfordshire Homeless Movement
offer an excellent information resource.
The Gatehouse represents Day Centre provision on the Oxfordshire Homeless Movement Steering Group, which is a partnership of many organisations working to help those experiencing homelessness in Oxfordshire, and trying to ensure that nobody has to sleep rough on our streets. The Lived Experience Advisory Forum (LEAF) was also initiated and is funded by Oxfordshire Homeless Movement, thanks to generous donations from local businesses and the public.