Oxford Homeless Movement Charter
Last week the College signed the Oxford Homeless Movement Charter which formalises the College’s commitment to support the vision to ensure that nobody has to sleep rough on the streets of Oxford.
The College has been working with the OHM and a good number of its constituent agencies for a number of years; we have had a place on the Steering Group since inception and involve ourselves broadly in the aims of the organisations; inclusive recruitment, food aid, charitable financial donations and of course, student led initiatives. So in fact, signing the Charter is a bit belated, given the efforts that the College already makes in the vision and values of the various workstreams.
At Univ we hold shared values of the benefits of education in preventing social issues becoming so destructive of lives. We are alive to the part we as a College in Oxford can play in supporting effective and lasting solutions, giving more people opportunities to play a constructive part in society and giving back to the community which ultimately sustains us. In this we are supportive of the Charter and its intent. Homelessness is complex and individually we cannot hope to address all of the reasons for it; but we can all do something to make our corner of the world just that little bit better.