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“Rising homelessness is a national issue and the street count shows the devastating impact of the housing crisis on the streets of our city. This is a crisis that needs action from central government, including building many more affordable homes and requiring councils to do more to tackle rough sleeping in their own areas.

Cllr Bob Price, Oxford City Council

“Aspire welcomes Oxford City Council’s initiative for a City Conversation on rough sleeping in Oxford. We’re supporting this effort to help kick-start a much needed, proactive and inclusive partnership response to tackling the growing challenge of homelessness in our city – particularly in its most visible form of rough sleeping – and we are keen … Continue reading Paul Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Aspire Oxford

Paul Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Aspire Oxford

“The number of people rough sleeping across England has increased by 51% since 2014. Oxford has also seen an increase in people sleeping rough in our community. This can be because of a number of complex reasons, including problems with ill health, a relationship breakdown, loss of a job or a tenancy. We work to … Continue reading Sue Jackson, Oxford Outreach Manager at St Mungo’s

Sue Jackson, Oxford Outreach Manager at St Mungo’s

The City Conversation has the complete backing of Connection Floating Support. We welcome this initiative and its commitment to tackling rough sleeping and homelessness in Oxford. We are excited by the prospect of strengthening our links with local partner agencies, contributing to the conversation and listening to the views of all those with an interest … Continue reading Mark Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Connection Floating Support

Mark Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Connection Floating Support

On Your Doorstep strongly supports opening up the local debate on homelessness, and just as we are prepared to criticise the council if they fall short, we are prepared to commend the council for moving forwards. In lieu of a nationwide conversation about homelessness, I look forward to a meaningful citywide conversation between the City … Continue reading Alex Kumar, Chair of student group On Your Doorstep

Alex Kumar, Chair of student group On Your Doorstep