We Work all Year Round in the Community
Our year-round programme of work brings the community together, helps people to access opportunities and learn new skills, particularly for some of the most disadvantaged groups and individuals in and around the city.
But the city’s diversity extends to the financial and social as well as cultural. Amongst historic buildings and academic excellence sit pockets of extreme disadvantage, and increasing deprivation. Oxford holds city wards which are amongst the top 20% and bottom 20% of deprivation across the UK. Within our local wards of Cowley, Rosehill and Iffley, and Blackbird Leys poverty, low educational achievement and high long-term unemployment lead to associated social problems, including above average levels of crime, drug abuse, mental illness and homelessness.