Homelessness Prevention

Need support to stay in your home? Aspire's new homelessness prevention service, known as Trailblazer, is here to help you.

You may have lost your job, got behind in paying your rent, breached a tenancy agreement or experienced a family breakdown. There are many reasons why people can become at risk of homelessness, and it can happen quickly. That's why a new service known as Trailblazer Oxfordshire has been launched, to provide practical help and support at the earliest stage to prevent homelessness.

Aspire's team of Community Navigators are here to help, and the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you stay in your home.

What we can offer:

  • An individual plan designed to give you the skills and resilience needed to improve your situation
  • Advocacy and brokerage support to help clients maintain their tenancies
  • Housing advice, working directly with the experts
  • Finding expert support on managing money and welfare issues
  • Advice on how to access the right support for your individual needs
  • Opportunities for training, work experience and employment
  • Referrals to other agencies as needed
  • Our team are friendly, approachable and here to support you.

About Trailblazer:

Trailblazer is a multi-agency programme designed to help local people to build their resilience and prevent their homelessness. By engaging with people at risk of homelessness before crisis point is reached, there is far more potential to work with individuals and use their energy, ideas and resilience to create a better outcome together.

At the heart of the Trailblazer approach is partnership working with multiple agencies, statutory services, housing authorities and health partners to reach those most in need.

Since May 2018, Aspire's team of Community Navigators have supported over 120 people vulnerable to homelessness, giving them the advice and help they need to stay in their homes.

Get in touch:

If you are concerned about your housing situation, contact one of our Community Navigators as soon as possible. Here's how to get in touch:

Phone us: 01865 204450

Email us: [email protected]

Referral routes

Aspire will work in collaboration with multiple agencies to deliver this project and proactively reach those at risk of homelessness. Trailblazer’s referral routes will include health partners in areas of high deprivation across Oxfordshire, housing providers, district housing authorities, Job Centres and Voluntary and Community organisations.

To speak to our Trailblazer Programme Lead about becoming a referring organisation please call 01865 204450 or email [email protected].

The future

We are very excited to be moving into guardianship housing on a partnership basis to add to our growing homelessness prevention offer. We are interested to hear from landlords across Oxfordshire who would like to find out more about our guardianship housing offer. For more information please email Paul Reid or call 01865 204450.

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