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The Gatehouse Community Centre

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Contact Details

The Gatehouse Community Centre Address: St Giles, 10 Woodstock Road, Oxford  - OX2 6HT
St Giles, 10 Woodstock Road, Oxford
The Gatehouse Community Centre Phone Number: 01865 792999
01865 792999

Service Type

Day service

Operating Hours

17.00 - 18.30 Mon - Fri, 16.00 - 17.30 Sun

Eligibility & Referral

Drop in

Service Description

The Gatehouse community drop in centre offers a wide range of free support services for adults aged 18+ who are homeless, vulnerably housed, on low income and/or looking for company and community. The Gatehouse is a local independent charity that supports people using a non-judgemental and open access approach. 

You can access our services if you need immediate provision e.g. food, practical provision, referrals to other services, ongoing support to address life's barriers/challenges, to support wellbeing and mental health or/and if you are isolated and want a sense of community. We are largely volunteer led which offers a diverse community for everyone to be able to identify with someone at the project.  

Key functions & activities offered

** Please note that the Gatehouse is currently on annual Summer closure between Mon 15th Aug - Mon 29th Aug 2022. **

The Gatehouse Café offers:

  • We offer a free café (six evenings a week) 17.00 - 18.30 Monday - Friday and 16.00 - 17.30 on a Sunday. A range of hot and cold food provision is available across all nights of the week. 

  • Guest led therapeutic and development workshops on varying nights of the week. 

  • Computer access during opening hours (above) Wednesday - Friday. 

  • The clothes donation store is available for Guests in during opening hours (above) on a Monday, Tuesday and Sunday and the clothes store is open for emergencies from Wednesday to Friday.

  • The Shower Project is open on Mondays and Tuesdays from 16.00 - 18.00. Guests can book a space during cafe opening hours or by sending an email to

  • Casework (one to one support on a range of emotional and practical needs) operates every week day and you can book this support during cafe opening hours or email 

  • A one to one counselling service to support people's well being and mental health is also available for Guests. Ask one of the cafe team/casework team to refer you or email

  • Outside of the community centre hours the Gatehouse also offers:

    - The Lived Experience Advisory Forum 

    - The Women's Hub