Wytham Hall was originally established in 1984 in response to a gap in services identified at Great Chapel Street Medical Centre (www.greatchapelst.org.uk). It was felt that there was a definite need to provide residential care to certain members of the homeless community that were in need of an alternative to returning directly to rough sleeping following medical treatment. Over time It had been observed that many patients were either inappropriately taking up hospital beds (when such expensive and overstretched services were not strictly necessary) or were failing to convalesce properly and as a result were failing to benefit fully from the medical treatment they had received and were passing through the same treatment over and over again. Wytham Hall emerged as an attempt to break that cycle.
Since that time it has continued to evolve in response to its own experiences, observations and an ever-changing society.
In 1994 Wytham Hall expanded its operations to include an eight-bedroom house (not far from the main building) where residents could stay for longer following treatment as an alternative to returning to their previous life on the streets. In 1995 and 1996 two further four-bedroom flats were added and in 2007 Wytham Hall switched over to providing Supported Housing only.
We are very grateful for all the donations that have made these developments possible.
"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better."
– SAMUEL BECKETT
SITE DESIGN AND BUILD BY HOWARD SHERWOOD WWW.HOWARD-SHERWOOD.CO.UK