August 2015 archive

Mary’s story, BEAT & Basis@336 project

Mary had never even had an interview before when she was told she had to find employment after several years of being too unwell to work. At the time she didn’t have a place to call home and was sofa-surfing between houses of different family and friends; she had no idea how to start looking …

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Adele’s story, Oasis Aquila No.3 project

Adele came to Oasis Aquila No.3 in January 2014 from social services and is an asylum seeker from Sierra Leone. She has been placed in care having run away from her father a few years ago.

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Sarah’s story, Fulfilling Lives project

Sarah has recently been released from prison for shoplifting. Whilst in prison she lost her council tenancy and all her benefits stopped. When she was released she had nowhere to live and no money, so was sofa surfing with friends and family.

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Introducing BEAT

The Benefits Employment Action Team is our newest project and is working across Gateshead, Newcastle and Northumberland in partnership with Changing Lives. They’re helping people aged 16+ on a range of issues including benefits, employment, debt advice and housing issues. Click here to find out more.

Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence MASH

Our DASV project provides targeted support for men and women in the Gateshead area who have experienced or are experiencing domestic and/or sexual abuse, in partnership with Tyneside’s Women’s Health. The project is part of a Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) across Gateshead which provides a single gateway for all safeguarding, domestic abuse and vulnerable victim …

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The Benefits, Employment, Action Team (BEAT) is a joint venture between Oasis Aquila Housing and Changing Lives, funded by the Help for Single Homeless Fund. The team supports people aged 16 & over who are currently homeless, in supported accommodation or have experienced homelessness, helping them to overcome individual barriers to employment. BEAT “Pre-employment Coaches” support …

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Talent Match

  Talent Match, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, is a national programme to support long-term unemployed young people (aged 18 to 24) to overcome individual barriers and achieve their potential. Oasis Aquila Housing is one of the partners in the North East region and we are working specifically to support …

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Bond Scheme

Many people struggle to access housing in the private rented sector due to the high upfront costs. This is particularly true for people who have been homeless and may also face the barrier of having no track record behind them of successful tenancies. The Oasis Aquila Bond Scheme (OABS) addresses this by helping previously homeless …

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Basis@336 is a resource centre that aims to meet the needs of those experiencing homelessness by offering support and practical services. People accessing the project can make use of our shower and laundry facility, have breakfast and a hot cup of tea. Whilst accessing the project staff are on hand to assist with issues associated …

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Karis Project

The Karis Project provides supported accommodation for young women, aged 16 to 25, who have been homeless or at risk of homelessness and who have a pre-school child/children or who are pregnant. The Karis Project offers temporary, semi-independent accommodation and each family is allocated their own two or three bedroom house. Residents are assigned a …

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