ACT (Aldates Community Transformation Initiatives)
Outreach, housing and positive move-on options
Eligibility & Referral
Homeless and vulnerably-housed people and those leaving prison. Most referrals come through probation or other statutory bodies.
** August 2022 update:- ACT are pausing both the community meal and Monday dinner for the month of August, to give the team a well-earned break. **
ACT is based in central Oxford and helps people sleeping rough or leaving local prisons. Through outreach, meals, mentoring, housing and support to find employment, ACT helps people rebuild their lives after time on the streets or in a cell.
They are a welcoming, inclusive community of people from all walks of life, including over 100 volunteers.
Most activities are designed around spending time together – from shared meals, mentoring coffees and house visits to cooking sessions and celebrations.
Every Monday from 6.30pm-8.30pm ACT host a dinner, with a hot meal and tea and coffee on offer.
On the first Sunday of every month at 2.00pm ACT run their community meal for people experiencing homelessness or those who are vulnerably-housed (so 4 September, 2 October, 6 November and 4 December).
Key functions & activities offered
- Hot meals and support for people sleeping rough
- Support given to people in prison and on release
- Accommodation in 12 properties across Oxford
- Life skills training such as budgeting, self-care and goal-setting
- Support to find employment