Category: Blog

Here you'll find extended articles updating you on current developments at Oasis Aquila Housing.

Calling all businesses! Take on the OAH Summer Challenge

Put your team’s entrepreneurial, marketing and leadership skills to the test by taking on the Oasis Aquila Housing Summer Challenge. Motivate your team, develop entrepreneurial skills and enhance positive media coverage of your business. The Challenge: It’s simple; we give your team £300 – you grow the investment! We’ll give you until the end of …

Continue reading

Meet TeamOAH our Great North Runners!

Avengers Assemble! Last week saw the gathering of our amazing fundraisers who will be taking on the Great North Run on September 9th. It was great to get together, share fundraising hints and tips, and reassure each other that it’s not too late to start training! One of our runners is none other than Steve …

Continue reading

New Community Ambassador Volunteering Opportunity

Are you passionate about tackling homelessness? Would you like to help us raise awareness of homelessness and encourage others to do something about it? We are looking to recruit OAH volunteer ‘community ambassadors’ to deliver talks at churches, schools and other community groups on our behalf. Community ambassadors give us the capacity we need to …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

Life

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

Continue reading

Perseverance

  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 …

Continue reading

Worth

Last weekend a story hit the press in London and then it traveled around the world. It was the story of these spikes

Continue reading

Inclusion

Yesterday we sent to press posters, declaring each of our five values: Inclusion, Worth, Hope, Perseverance and Life. These will be delivered to each of our projects & central office to be hung up for everyone to see and reflect on. As I signed off on the design, it made me think again about our …

Continue reading

Mission

Our last blog was regarding our vision for community. The thing with vision of course is that it doesn’t become reality without determination. It doesn’t happen without righting some wrongs. It doesn’t happen without getting things that stop the vision from being a reality out of the way, and other things that are essential being …

Continue reading

Load more