June 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Building a step-by-step guide on how to improve access to housing rights in Oxford

What has been your experience of gaining access to housing in the City? Do you feel secure in your housing? How could things change? Do you consider your housing situation to be unstable and/or uncertain?  What do you do to find out about your housing rights and how to you go about securing those rights?

In this drop-in workshop, we invite you to share with us your housing experiences and seek your advice on how to go about the challenges you face with housing in the city.

Researchers from Oxford Brookes Univerity invite you to take part in discussions and activities by sharing your experiences to produce with us an easily accessible guide on where to access information and how to realise your housing rights. Together with you and your experiences, we will produce a step-by-step guide on how to access your housing rights, who to contact and where to go when in need. The workshop will also help us to identify gaps for assistance to housing in the City.

Who can attend: Everyone who is – or has been – experiencing an uncertain housing situation and who can help to provide advice by sharing their experiences. You are welcome to attend the workshop anytime between 12.00-16.00.

When: Drop-in session on Saturday 15th June from 12.00 to 16.00

Refreshments will be available.

About the project:

Oxford Brookes University is currently conducting research on housing in Oxford, particularly looking at insecure (or unstable) housing situations. We have included a variety of housing situations, including rough sleeping, sleeping in a hostel, privately renting, living with parents, forming a co-op, sharing and/or buying with friends, in temporary accommodation, using move-on accommodation, and guardianship/house-sitting. We are interested in how people experience housing, what impact it has on the rest of their lives and in what home means to people.