An open door for Oxford's homeless community


The Gatehouse would like to say a massive thank you to all the volunteers, food groups and staff involved in the Food Safety Inspection on the 15th September. We achieved the highest score of 5 which means we are officially fabulous!! All of us have prepared for this for over five months, but all the additions and hard work has really paid off. We couldn't have achieved this without the support and engagement of all the volunteers that make and deliver food and volunteers that help deliver the service each evening.

It is heartening to know that people who are homeless or vulnerably housed
are receiving such a high quality service!

FOOD GROUPS: For updated Guidelines please see here


As usual we will be preparing Christmas presents for all our guests. Each present consists of a new hat, scarf, gloves, pants/knickers, socks and a bar of chocolate. Donations of any of these items (unwrapped) is very welcome - remembering that about 10% of our guests are female. Santa's gnomes will then meet at the Gatehouse on Wednesday 16th December to wrap up all the parcels (11am to 3pm). All helpers are invited, including children, provided they are accompanied by an adult. For more information, or to arrange delivery of donations please contact us:

Our guests also run their own website to showcase their ideas and creativity in all sorts of ways. See here for a glimpse of all that goes on at the Gatehouse.