Our House


A Community Housing Fund Project

West Oxfordshire District Council and Cottsway are working in partnership to establish a community housing project with funding awarded from the government’s Community Housing Fund. We have affectionately called the project ‘Our house’.

This project supports single, under 35s on out-of-work benefits in West Oxfordshire. It takes larger properties and turns them into shared accommodation.

Participants become ‘trainees’ and have the opportunity to be supported back into employment through training and apprenticeships. Trainees work with an Independent Work Coach to set their goals towards employment and get ‘work ready’.

The project started in Spring 2018 and is running for 2 years. There are currently 2 project houses in Witney and we hope to increase this in the near future.

If you are interested in being a participant in this project, please read the project overview below which has more information, question and answers along with an application form.

Project Outline

Application form

If you would like an informal chat please call and ask for Sam Stronach 01993 890000 or email communities@cottsway.co.uk

The project is now on instagram and twitter @ourhousewestox so please follow for regular updates.