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.
During the pandemic ACT are providing hot meals at 3pm Wednesday to Sunday from the garden of St Ebbes church on St Ebbes Street.
As everything is designed around spending time together, as many activities as possible continue either online or 1:1.
Aldates Community Transformation Initiatives (ACT) is based in Oxford.
ACT helps people sleeping rough in Oxford or leaving local prisons. Through outreach, meals, mentoring, housing and support to find employment, helping people rebuild their lives after time on the streets or in a cell.
A welcoming, inclusive community of people from all walks of life, including over 100 volunteers.
Everything is designed around spending time together – from shared meals, mentoring coffees and house visits to cooking sessions and celebrations.
ACT are working to build a community where homeless people, prisoners, ex-offenders and others in need gain acceptance, support and opportunities. The aim is to help people transform and free themselves to achieve their ambitions.
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