day centres and hostels
One Foot Forward
5 Iffley Road
Who the project is for ^ back to top
Young single homeless people aged 16-24 with support needs. Priority given to those with a local connection to Oxfordshire and those aged 16 or 17. Target 5.5% black and minority ethnic residents.
Will not accept
No automatic exclusions.
How to get in ^ back to top
Accept self referrals and referrals from any agency. Majority of referrals come via Social Services and the Oxfordshire Young People's Pathway managed by BCHA's Reconnections. Referrals also from probation, prisons, YOS, mental health, local authorities.
Phone or email 24/7. Referral via a Young Person's Housing Assessment. Needs and risk assessment. The project has 7 direct access emergency beds.
Operate waiting list prioritised by need.
|Maximum||4 weeks/6 months|
Staffing and support ^ back to top
At least 2 full time staff on-site at all times, 24 hour waking cover. Keywork system with weekly meetings. Support plans reviewed regularly. Programme of day activities.
Partnership with Drug & Alcohol Services to offer weekly drop-in session.
Access to move-on
Move-on and resettlement programme, including support with grant applications and help to obtain furniture. Follow-up support for up to 3 months. Also have Windmill House project for move-on.
Accommodation ^ back to top
2 bed: 4
£25.96pw required from residents in receipt of benefits (6 month licence), £26.04pw (direct access).
|Furnishings||Rooms have basic furniture.|
|Other facilities||Lounge, computer facilities, games console.|
|Food||Breakfast and evening meal provided. Food donations made on a daily basis by outside agencies.|
Rules and policies ^ back to top
House rules and tenure
Must take part in programme of support. No alcohol or smoking allowed on the premises (may be excluded if 'under the influence'). Licence agreement.
Must be in by 11pm Sun-Thurs, 12am Fri-Sat. Late pass available 3 times a week until 6am.
In communal areas only. No overnight guests.
Regular residents' meetings and resident representatives. Annual satisfaction surveys, new and current resident surveys, exit surveys. Visits from SURF (Service User Representative Forum).
Volunteering and donations ^ back to top
Volunteering work available in admin, fundraising, skills sessions, advisory groups, exercise and activities, cleaning, catering, DIY etc. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01865 794410 for further information.
Food, clothing, furniture, household goods, IT equipment, DVDs, money. Email email@example.com or phone 01865 794410 for details.
Further information ^ back to top
The project includes 7 direct access emergency beds which are available for up to 28 nights, and 13 short stay beds with a 6 month maximum length of stay.
Oxford train station - 30 mins walk. City centre - 15 mins walk.