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 young people in Gateshead. The project is a new way to support young people, matching their needs, talent and ambition with the support and positive future they deserve.

The Oasis Aquila Talent Match team has four Youth Coaches and offer a free and confidential service aimed at helping young people become financially independent and move towards employment. The team meet one-to-one with young people offering coaching support to identify the young person’s strengths and potential and support them to achieve their goals. This process is driven by the young person and their needs.

If you’d like to get help from our Talent Match team or find out more about what they could do to help, contact any of our Youth Coaches (Mark, Brenda, Emma and Sam) at Central Office on 0191 477 3535 or email mark.read@oasisaquila.org.