Category: News and Stories

We love to hear about the stories where someone's time with us has made a positive difference to their lives. We'd like to share some of them with you here along with news of things happening for Oasis Aquila Housing.

Grace’s Journey from Powerlessness to Independence

Grace* is a forty-year-old single mother to three children. Grace came to us for help as she was living in poverty with no spare income to pay the bills. With no income of her own and her ex-husband out of the country and refusing to contribute to child support, she was relying on the Child …

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Vote for us in the Natwest Skills and Opportunities Fund

Vote online at: Natwest have just launched the public voting site for their Skills and Opportunities Fund, and we are delighted to say that we have been shortlisted! If successful, the money secured from winning the vote will provide the funding needed for our new ‘Finding the Change’ project. This project will enable us …

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An Afternoon Tea with Danny Parker

Treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea in the luxurious Gold Room at the Vermont Hotel on 28th April at 1pm-3pm. You’ll also have the opportunity to win fantastic prizes through our raffle, and our special guest speaker Danny Parker will share his stories from the BBC’s Great British Menu, MasterChef and much more. This …

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Domestic Abuse and Serial Victims Research Project

Domestic Abuse and Serial Victims Research Project We wish to appoint a researcher to produce a report for us which will inform the shape of our Domestic Abuse and Serial Victims (DASV) service moving forward.  We anticipate that the report will cover a wide range of research including findings on the national need for DV …

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CEO David Smith calls for us to lose the archetype in light of Homeless Sunday

I don’t like the word Homeless. It reduces people to a deficit. It identifies them in terms of something that they lack. Of course, it has a purpose. Like the advert, it does what it says on the tin, describing a circumstance in which someone can find themselves. Increasingly it describes a phenomenon that, no matter …

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Oasis Aquila Housing launches their ‘Giving a Home’ Christmas campaign

Oasis Aquila Housing is launching their 2017 ‘Giving a home’ Christmas fundraising campaign on November 17th at Gateshead College. The event will feature their patron Rev. Kate Bottley – known for Gogglebox and Master Chef – taking part in a bake off against a member of the college. Those invited to the event include local …

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Oasis Aquila Housing shortlisted for Nationwide community grant

Oasis Aquila Housing is excited to announce that they have been shortlisted to receive a Nationwide community grant. If they win, Oasis Aquila Housing will gain £25,000 for the start-up of their second homeless drop-in centre in the North East, Basis Sunderland, which launches in January 2017. Nationwide members can vote on which project should …

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Sage Foundation donate £1000 to support Oasis Aquila Housing

We are delighted to announce that today Leigh Thompson, Sage Foundation Manager of Europe, donated a cheque of £1000 to support the work of Oasis Aquila Housing. Leigh visited Basis@336, our homeless drop-in centre, and Elizabeth House, our supported accommodation for young mothers and their children. Leigh commented, ‘I’m really pleased that a chance encounter …

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Celebrity Rev. Kate Bottley announced as new patron of Oasis Aquila Housing

We are delighted to announce that the Rev. Kate Bottley, known for her appearances on Gogglebox and Celebrity MasterChef, is the new patron of Oasis Aquila Housing. On accepting her invitation to be a patron, Kate commented, ‘I am absolutely honoured to be a patron of this charity because they are meeting people in real …

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Sponsorship opportunity

Our Giving a Home campaign runs from November-December 2017. We have a sponsorship opportunity for this campaign with lots of great linked benefits. Find our more here.  Sponsorship proposal_Final

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