The new three-year partnership will help shape services and address the issue of homelessness in Oxfordshire
Oxford Saïd has announced a three-year partnership with Homeless Oxfordshire, a charity that provides short term accommodation to the homeless in the county alongside high-quality support and initiatives to help them regain and maintain independence.
‘Oxford Saïd’s mission is to find answers to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, through analysing and understanding problems and systems in their wider context in order to help shape and develop sustainable, long term solutions,’ said Jo Fawkes, Director of Marketing and Communications, and internal project sponsor at Saïd Business School. ‘Our ethos and purpose aligns with that of Homeless Oxfordshire who take a holistic approach to tackling the issue of homelessness, which is very visible in Oxford, and why we are proud to announce our partnership with them today.’
Homeless Oxfordshire was chosen by staff and faculty at the business school after a rigorous selection process. During the three-year partnership, volunteers from the School will offer support in a variety of ways including:
- Sharing expertise and knowledge of business operations and administration
- Giving time to support the charity’s activities and initiatives, including fundraising
- Offering the use of the School’s facilities
Jo Faulkner-Harvey, Head of Fundraising and Communications at Homeless Oxfordshire said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen by Saïd Business School. As a frontline homeless service we understand the challenges facing people who find themselves homeless; we understand the complexities of homelessness. We also know that there needs to be long term solutions in order to make an impact on the rising number of people who are homeless and vulnerably housed. This is a whole society problem and together through this partnership we can help shape our services in the future. It’s an amazing opportunity for us and we very much look forward to working with the fantastic Saïd Business School.’