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Listed here are the main providers of daytime services such as food, bedding, clothing, advice and counselling in Oxfordshire. These services do not provide overnight accommodation, but can often refer you to organisations that do.

Here are the links to download the PDF for print and an online version with clickable links.

The first port of call for help and advice for anyone sleeping rough is:

You can also contact Streetlink (0300 500 0914). These are not emergency services, but they will follow up all calls and referrals as quickly as possible. If your health or someone else’s is in immediate danger, please don’t hesitate to call 999.


The Gatehouse

St Giles, 10 Woodstock Road, Oxford  l  01865 792 999  l  More

Currently on reduced hours: Mon–Fri 5pm–6pm and Sun 4pm–5pm

Takeaway meals, and hot meals on certain evenings  l  Clothes available when collecting meals  l  Casework (1:1 support on a range of emotional and practical needs) and counselling remotely

The Porch Day Centre

139 Magdalen Road, Oxford, OX4 1RL  l  01865 251 798  l  More

Currently open Mon to Sat 12 noon–2pm

160 takeaway meals daily

Oxford Community Soup Kitchen – Ma Smith’s

Asian Cultural Centre, Manzil Way, Oxford, OX4 1GH  l  More

Currently open Weds 12 noon

Takeaway service only  l  Clean dry clothes may also be available

Outside Oxford:


Beacon Centre

St. Mary's Centre, Horsefair, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 OAA  l  More

Mon and Weds 10–11am

Hot drinks and simple snacks  l  Access to a connection worker for those in high need

Salvation Army – Banbury

66 George Street, Banbury OX16 5BH  l  01295 262449  l  More

Tues and Fri 10.30am–12 noon

Food parcels, clothes and bedding

Salvation Army – Bicester

Hart Place, Bicester, OX26 4FR  l  01869 369 160  l  More

Weds 12 noon–2pm and Fri 10am–2pm

Food, clothes and bedding  l  One-to-one support l  Specialist housing advice and addiction counselling


Daytime services timetable