We believe that our clients, and their communities get the best service when agencies work in partnership to share responsibility for meeting clients’ needs.

Elmore works as a kind of buffer between clients and statutory agencies. We work within the requirements of safe practice (e.g. safeguarding children, public protection) but act independently for our clients.

This gives clients the chance to engage with a service they trust, when otherwise they may not engage at all. Working with partners, we are able to collectively achieve positive outcomes.

Our partners include:

(Elmore works very closely with Oxford City Council’s Tenancy Sustainment Team. Information on the support they offer can be found here.)

The Elmore Difference

Elmore Community Services (ECS) is a registered charity governed by a Board of Directors. It provides high quality services for marginalised and disenfranchised people throughout Oxfordshire. Elmore was established in 1989 after an Oxford research project identified the weaknesses of service provision for people deemed ‘difficult to place’.

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Client Involvement

We think that our services are better when they are shaped by the people who use them! Elmore values the expertise and experience that you have and is committed to making sure that clients are involved in guiding the way we work.

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