Simon House (Somewhere Safe to Stay / Winter Shelter)
Assessment centre / Supported accommodation
Eligibility & Referral
Referral made via OxSPOT and Housing Option at the City Council
This is an interim arrangement before the opening of Floyds Row in spring 2020.
Somewhere Safe to Stay (SStS) Oxford, provides short-term accommodation to people who are new to rough sleeping or individuals who are at immediate risk of rough sleeping
Simon House, will operate 12 SStS beds, alongside 13 Winter Shelter Beds – it will also be able to offer 5 severe weather emergency protocol (SWEP) spaces for those with multiple and enduring complex needs.
Key functions & activities offered
The services on offer include:
- A daytime assessment centre delivering personalised assessments and housing plans
- Those who access the service are assessed and provided with a move on option (Single Service Offer) that best meets their individual needs
- Single Service Offer’s include: reconnection, supporting people into private rented accommodation, moving in with family and/or accessing the Adult Homeless Pathway in Oxford.
- Temporary / short term bed spaces, staffed 24/7