Our Vision

For everyone to be part of a community where they are included, belong and have what they need to reach their God-given potential.

Our Mission

To transform communities by creating access to housing, addressing homelessness and journeying with people as they fulfil their God-given potential.


Our Projects

We are a housing and homelessness charity based in the North East of England with 30 years’ experience of delivering bespoke, effective services for vulnerably housed and homeless people.

Our services include:


We couldn’t have picked a better week to have opened Basis in Sunderland

We couldn’t have picked a better week to have opened Basis in Sunderland, we’ve seen some pretty horrendous weather. Upon opening the door for the first time at 9am on Monday we found a gentleman on the doorstep surrounded by the first flurries of snow. He’s become a regular bringing us the Metro newspapers each …

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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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