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Atticus’s Story

Atticus lived at the Foyer, an OAH project in Croydon, for just over one year. He had just turned 18 when he moved in.  Before moving in to the Foyer Atticus had been studying at College. He stopped going after his father left and his relationship with his mum deteriorated. He was ‘angry and manic’, …

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Lydia’s story

Two years ago, just before Christmas, Lydia and her family went on a short holiday. Returning to their flat several days later, Lydia’s partner and eldest child went to collect their luggage. Tragically, they were involved in a car accident, and both lost their lives. Two days later Lydia’s Nan, who had raised her, died …

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Oasis Aquila Housing announces new Chief Executive

The Board of Trustees of Oasis Aquila Housing are pleased to announce the appointment of David Smith as its new Chief Executive.

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Oasis UK and Oasis Aquila Housing Press Statement


Following six years in post, Nancy Doyle, Chief Executive of Oasis Aquila Housing, will be leaving to take up a new role with the Virgin Money Foundation.

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Annual Report 2014 – 2015

Read the new Oasis Aquila Housing Annual Report for 2014 – 2015 here.


  There is a verse in Johns Gospel, where Jesus says  ‘I have come that they may have life, life in all its fullness.’

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  This Sunday four of our staff team will be running 13.1 miles from Newcastle to South Shields, raising awareness and money for Oasis Aquila Housing. If they are anything like me, our Great North Run team of runners will feel acutely the fact that a journey from A to B can be a long …

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Katrina and Jo’s story, Oasis Aquila Bond Scheme

Katrina and Jo are two young women from Gateshead who have been living in a tenancy supported by the Oasis Aquila Bond Scheme since the end of 2014.

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Becky’s story, Elizabeth House

I was referred to Elizabeth House when I was 16 and I was 8 months pregnant.

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Peter’s story, Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence (DASV) project

Peter is a married man who was referred to our DASV project via the Gateshead Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub after the police were called to his house twice.

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