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Our house project

We're supporting single, under 35s on out-of-work benefits in West Oxfordshire by taking larger properties and turning them into shared accommodation.

Working with Aspire and West Oxfordshire District Council, the Our house project provides housemates with:

  • Their own room in a shared house for a low rent (this includes bills) and the use of a communal kitchen and computer.
  • Support with access to training and apprenticeships to help them get back into work;
  • A dedicated support worker to help them to set their job goals, get ‘work ready’ and pursue recruitment opportunities; and
  • Access to a social enterprise scheme, building experience and skills through Aspire’s enterprise businesses in grounds and property maintenance across Oxfordshire.

To help them settle in, housemates are also given a decorating pack so they can make their bedrooms homely. If they would like to take on any DIY in the home, we will also help by providing tools and a skilled tutor to help them.

Background

'Our house' is a community housing project. It began in Spring 2018 following financial support from the Government’s Community Housing Fund and we have already successfully set up some properties in Witney. For more information contact Aspire.