New £3.7m development to support people experiencing homelessness opens in Oxford27 September 2019
A2Dominion and Oxford City Council have announced that Matilda House in Rymers Lane, Cowley is now open to provide support, specialised services and shelter for homeless people in Oxford.
Matilda House, which officially opened earlier this week, will provide accommodation for 37 residents and is designed to give homeless people access to the support they need to go on to lead fulfilling lives.
Staff from A2Dominion's Care & Support team joined Oxford City Councillors to open Matilda House
The accommodation is made up of two elements. One is a short-term facility that provides support for 22 homeless people with complex needs, moving them away from the streets and preparing them to sustain independent living.
The other is a move-on facility that provides employment and training focused support for 15 people who are progressing from the adult homeless pathway to support them into fully independent living.
All the units have en-suite bathroom facilities arranged in clusters with shared kitchen facilities.
A2Dominion’s Care & Support team will be providing support services at Matilda House, underpinning the organisation’s overall vision to improve people's lives through high quality homes and services.
Pam Vasir, A2Dominon’s Director of Supported Housing, said: “Matilda House is just one example of the commitment we have made to be a positive part of the communities that we operate in. We have been providing support services in Oxford for a number of years and Matilda House is a natural extension of our work.
“We hope that Matilda House will be vital to supporting some of the most vulnerable people in Oxford and we are delighted that we have not only developed the accommodation but will also be providing the care and support services for its residents.”