Oxford City Council announced last week the return of their Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP). The policy is intended to provide overnight accommodation to homeless people living in Oxford in the event of particularly harsh winter weather.
"Edge Housing is preparing to open their tenth house for rough sleepers."
The new day centre, known as the “Living Room”, will provide support in a small and friendly environment to its guests, specially targeting those who may feel more able to engage in this setting.
"Homelessness in Oxfordshire has nearly halved since 2019 due to the Oxfordshire County Council’s response to a government directive urging councils to get ‘everyone in’ due to the pandemic. This comes as Oxfordshire County Council commits to a new ‘housing-led’ approach to homelessness, the first of its kind in the country."
These residents will be housed in Nuffield’s Becket Street for the next two years. The properties, having been empty for 18 months, were revamped and have been designed to provide housing in which residents can have a “sense of ownership”.
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