The Gatehouse

The Gatehouse offers a warm, welcoming environment for those aged 25 or over who are homeless or poorly housed in Oxford.  Open for a couple of hours each day (5-7pm weekdays and 4-6pm on Sunday) at the St Giles Parish Rooms on Woodstock Road, Gatehouse provides tea, coffee, sandwiches, fresh fruit, cake, and homemade soup during the winter months, in addition to internet access, newspapers, books, and a range of interest groups including a literary forum, computer group and art group. The Gatehouse accepts people just as they are in a nonjudgmental and welcoming spirit. The Gatehouse relies on donations and volunteers; please see contact details below if you can help.


“Univ has been working with the Gatehouse for over a year now and supplies additional food for the Guests in term time. Univ also raises much needed funds through sponsored events and increases awareness of the project and homelessness issues in Oxford.” – Kat Horne, Director of the Gatehouse Project


Univ and The Gatehouse

Univ provides an excellent range of food for students and fellows every day of the week during term, whilst out of term we meet the needs of an ever growing summer school and conference business, plus our own staff; we employ fully qualified chefs and kitchen assistants and are proud to have a level-5 hygiene certificate to our name. We are conscious not just of the waste we generate, but of the high proportion of insecurely housed people and rough sleepers in Oxford; but putting the two together was tricky until we joined with Wadham College and the Oxford Gatehouse. Now we send food to The Gatehouse two or three times a week; our students fund-raise for the charity and we work, in partnership with them and other associated organisations, to find practical solutions to a city- and country-wide problem.  We cannot solve this alone, or overnight; but we can plug away every day at supporting those charities in Oxford who work in this field.

For further information on The Gatehouse visit their website here
Contact The Gatehouse via website here