Why we exist

Mission: To empower people to rebuild their lives and futures and realise their potential, by providing person-centred employment, enterprise development, housing and support opportunities.

Vision: To empower people to rebuild their lives and futures and realise their potential.

Values: Ambitious, Supportive, Person-centred, Inspiring, Reliable, Enterprising.

While Oxfordshire is one of the most affluent counties in England, 10 of its districts feature areas amongst 20% of the country's most deprived (2019 Index of Multiple Deprivation). In these areas, people have a life expectancy 12 years shorter than those living in wealthier parts of the county, and round 1,800 households are made homeless in Oxfordshire each year.  Find out more below:

Oxfordshire Uncovered

Our approach

Shared purpose and responsibility. We are a collaborative organisation; we believe we can only help to solve complex social problems through building trusted alliances and partnerships, by being embedded in our communities, and by being person-centred.

Harnessing innovation through enterprise. We practise an enterprising cultural approach, embracing digital, financial, community and social innovation to realise our vision and mission. This innovative approach is evidence-based, sustainable and preventative.

Inclusive and progressive. We are committed to becoming an inclusive and equitable charity, benefiting from a diverse group of talented people collectively working to achieve Aspire’s shared vision.

What makes us different? 

  • Over 65% of Aspire's team have lived experience of challenges that shape the psychological and trauma-informed guidance we provide to the individuals we support
  • Our support workers have 145 collective years of experience supporting disadvantaged people with complex needs
  • Partnership working is at the heart of everything we do

You can help us to support a growing number of local people in urgent need by getting involved with Aspire's life-changing work.

Sources: Oxfordshire Uncovered Report; open.justice.gov.uk