Monthly Archive: August 2015

Aug 21

Katrina and Jo’s story, Oasis Aquila Bond Scheme

Katrina and Jo are two young women from Gateshead who have been living in a tenancy supported by the Oasis Aquila Bond Scheme since the end of 2014.

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Aug 21

Becky’s story, Elizabeth House

I was referred to Elizabeth House when I was 16 and I was 8 months pregnant.

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Aug 20

Peter’s story, Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence (DASV) project

Peter is a married man who was referred to our DASV project via the Gateshead Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub after the police were called to his house twice.

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Aug 20

Ruth’s story, Karis project

Ruth recently left the Karis Project and told the project staff some reflections on her time at Karis: “During my time at the Karis Project I have become a more independent and confident young woman.

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Aug 20

Naomi Flats

The Naomi Flats provide temporary accommodation for up to 2 years for 18-30 year old women. These provide an opportunity for semi-independent living for young women who have experienced homelessness or were at risk of homelessness. We currently have two 2-bed shared flats a short walk from Gateshead centre. These flats provide a great opportunity …

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Aug 20

Aquila Mentoring Project (AMP)/ Men’s Work

In the early years, Aquila Housing Association had only worked with homeless young women, but in 2005 started the Men’s Work project in Sunderland. This project evolved into the Aquila Mentoring Project (AMP), which specifically worked with ex-offenders, running a through the gate service to support service users pre-release in prison and then working alongside …

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Aug 20

Edberts House

Edberts House, is a community project which is still running on the High Lanes estate in Gateshead. Initially it was one of Oasis Aquila Housing’s projects to meet the needs of the local community but has grown to become a charity in its own right. Edberts House is committed to improving opportunities for local residents …

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Aug 18

Kerry’s story, Naomi Project

Since moving in I have gained confidence, but I have also gained eight new friends.

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Aug 17

Fair Chance Project

The Fair Chance Project is run from Basis@336 and works with young people aged 18-24 living in Gateshead who have been evicted from supported accommodation projects and are experiencing a chaotic lifestyle. The project works intensively with service users to ensure that they are living in suitable accommodation and can maintain their tenancy, and then …

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Aug 17

James’ story, Fair Chance Project

James was referred to the Fair Chance Project at the beginning of the year, having been evicted from supported accommodation for drug use. James also had issues around his mental health, as well as offending.

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