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’.

Elmore aims to work with people with complex needs (including mental health) who do not easily fit into existing service provision or who need support to access service provision in their local community. We identify gaps and barriers in current provision and use this information to lobby for, and create and implement models of working that address these issues. We work directly with people on the margins of society and aim to support individuals to have equal access to the basic rights of society.

What makes us different?

Elmore’s flexible approach is summed up in this stakeholder feedback that describes them as the agency who will “pick up clients who other floating support agencies won’t”.

Other agencies value Elmore’s person-centred work, saying that Elmore are “Very responsive to clients needs. Workers always seem to listen and take into account the views of the client and focus support around this.”

The staff team described as having “compassionate professionalism”, being “friendly and helpful” and “responsive in working with partnership agencies”.

In a recent stakeholder survey Elmore was described by 95% as being responsive and flexible to meet diverse client needs, and another 95% said that they felt they have an effective partnership with Elmore.

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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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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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