The Gatehouse

The Gatehouse

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The Gatehouse

The Gatehouse is a drop-in cafe for homeless people in the centre of Oxford, open six days a week and mostly staffed by volunteers (from a datebase of about 2000). We currently see an average of 90 people for the two hours we are open.

We welcome the homeless and lonely, and provide a place where companionship, dignity and refreshment can be found in a warm, safe and supportive environment. As well as wholesome (often home-made) food we offer a library, the day's newspapers, access to the internet, a clothing store. An arts group meets every Wednesday and we regularly offer aromatherapy, footcare and creative writing. We were one of the first projects to be given the Queen's award for voluntary service in 2002.

Founded 1988

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