New homeless accommodation due to open in Oxford

A2Dominion’s new homeless accommodation Matilda House, due to open in September 2019 in Oxford, will provide specialised support and facilities for its residents.
Matilda House
Matilda House
Matilda House will create accommodation for 37 residents and is designed to meet their specific needs, giving them access to the support they need to go on to lead fulfilling lives.

The Group’s Care & Support team will be providing the support services at Matilda House, helping residents with complex needs relating to issues such as mental health and disabilities.

Pam Vasir, A2Dominion’s Director of Supported Housing, said: “Projects with a strong social purpose are at the heart of what A2Dominion does.

“We are committed to being a positive part of the local communities where we operate. We have been providing supported living in Oxford for many years, and a brand new, purpose-built facility will enable us to continue to do so for many years to come.

“Matilda House will be vital in providing support to some of the most vulnerable people in Oxford, and we are delighted to be part of the delivery of this project.”

The house, based on Rymers Lane in Oxford, forms a part of Oxford City Council’s strategy to tackle homelessness in the city and will help towards solving the huge social problem being faced by the community.

Councillor Linda Smith, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Leisure and Housing, said: “Oxford City Council believes that nobody should have to sleep rough in Oxford, and Matilda House will be a key part of our efforts to help achieve our ambition. Many of the most vulnerable people who have experienced homelessness find it hard to cope in bigger supported housing projects.

"Matilda House will provide a bespoke environment where homeless people with complex needs will initially have round the clock support, and separate yet connected move on accommodation to help meet their changing needs as they move towards independent living. It takes more than a roof to end homelessness, and Matilda House will provide a holistic environment for people who have experienced homelessness to rebuild their lives.”