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 and supporting it to become a separate charity with local people as trustees is helping it to achieve that vision.
Edberts House now runs groups for people of all ages from chair-based exercises and computer classes for older people; to community lunches and adult learning classes; and to youth clubs and Scout groups. Seeing local people take charge of their own opportunities has always been key in the vision of Oasis and Oasis Aquila Housing and Edberts House is a great example of this.