An open door for Oxford's homeless community


I know everyone is anxious to hear the news about the selection of a new project director for the Gatehouse and it has now been confirmed that Katrina Holmes will start on 15 September!

Katrina is currently working for Restore in a senior role and has had 17 years' experience of delivering services for vulnerable people. She will be working for the Gatehouse full time.

Katrina and Andrew will have nearly a whole month's handover time, as his last day in post is 10 October.

And there's more good news: the garden works are due to start on Mon 11 August, co-inciding with our
two-week break - so that should mean as little disruption as possible to Gatehouse sessions.

A big thank you to members of the Oxford Multi-cultural Community who treated Gatehouse guests to a hot meal - literally, it was a wonderful curry! - as part of their Ramadan observance. What's more, they came back a few days later with a surprise package containing a new microwave once they realised that the old one wasn't working. Special thanks to Afsana for master-minding the whole thing.

See here for our special creative website constructed by and with our guests.

This project relies largely on voluntary workers and donations of money, food and other items. If you want to know more about helping us in any of these ways, please visit the how to help section. If you would like to donate to our regular running costs by credit or debit card, then you can use either our Just Giving web page here (also accepts PayPal) or the Charities Aid Foundation web page here (also accepts CAF Charity Card). General information about volunteering is given here.