Rachel House and Dashwood House

Dashwood Road, Banbury OX16 01295 267 792

Located in the heart of Banbury, Rachel House and Dashwood House has 20 self-contained flats. We provide support for young parents aged 16 to 25 and their children. 

At a glance

  • Staff on-site 24 hours a day, including overnight sleep-in
  • Short-term supported housing
  • Communal lounge with playroom, kitchen-diner, laundry room and garden



Close to the centre of Banbury and within walking distance of shops, restaurants, Banbury and Bicester College, People’s Park and public transport connections.

Accommodation type

Accommodation type

11 partly-furnished studio flats in Rachel House and nine partly-furnished one-bedroom flats in Dashwood House.

Communal areas

Communal areas

A lounge with playroom, kitchen-diner, laundry room and garden. There is WiFi throughout the communal areas.

Safety and security

Safety and security

A staff office at Rachel House with an overnight sleep-in, as well as CCTV and secure door access, to ensure a safe and secure place to live.

Tenancy agreement

Rental agreement type

All flats are let on a licence agreement.

Living area at Rachel House

Support planning

Staff draw up a personalised support plan with residents using the Young Person’s Star model.

Staff availability

Our highly-trained staff are on-site 24 hours a day, including overnight sleep-in for emergency support, giving residents peace of mind that support is always on-hand.

Tailored support, advice and assistance includes

  • Daily living skills
  • Maintaining a tenancy
  • Parenting skills
  • Managing finances (budgeting and benefits)
  • Building confidence, resilience and self-esteem
  • Accessing education, training and employment
  • Managing rent and rent arrears
  • Maintaining health, safety and security
  • Signposting and accessing other services
  • Planning a successful move-on

Additional support services

Where appropriate, residents are supported to move from Rachel House to Dashwood House as their independence increases. We also provide follow-on support when residents move on to live independently. 

Kitchen and Rachel House

Watch our video, which provides a summary of Rachel House.

For a printable version of the information provided on this page, download the Rachel House information leaflet (PDF 916KB).

For more information or to arrange a visit, call us on the number above to speak to a member of the team, or complete the enquiry form below. To begin the application process, complete the enquiry form below and request an application form, or contact Oxfordshire County Council’s placement team.


To be eligible for a place at Rachel House and Dashwood House, applicants must:

  • Be single and aged 16 to 25
  • Be pregnant or have a child or children

We may also consider accepting couples at the point of entry, please speak to staff for more details.

How to apply

We accept referrals from Cherwell District Council. We also accept referrals from Oxfordshire County Council’s placement team. To apply, email placementservices@oxfordshire.gov.uk. All support needs will be assessed before an application is accepted.

Garden at Rachel House

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