Category: News and Stories

We love to hear about the stories where someone's time with us has made a positive difference to their lives. We'd like to share some of them with you here along with news of things happening for Oasis Aquila Housing.

Can Philanthropy End Homelessness?

GeNErosity Festival is happening in November and we’re so excited to be a part of it! The festival is a celebration of the difference philanthropy can make to our society. Here at Oasis Aquila Housing we’ve received some amazing gifts from individuals and groups in our community that have transformed our work. Our second homeless …

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We’re rebranding – can you help?

Oasis Aquila Housing are excited to release an invitation to tender for a new organisational rebrand and website design and build. This is a fantastic opportunity to help us shape our external image as we seek to grow and expand as a national charity moving forward. We’re looking to develop a distinctive brand that both …

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The 7 Year Itch

We’re currently crowdfunding to raise support for our homelessness drop-in centre Basis@Gateshead. After 7  years on Gateshead High Street, we’re ecstatic to have finally received the keys to our new building. We say new with some hesitation, as the building most certainly isn’t that! There’s a lot of work to be done to transform it …

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The Two Year Transformation

At Basis@Gateshead, like so many of our projects we see people at their lowest. At Basis in particular we’re very busy patching people up and then passing them on, often not seeing what happens further down the line. Stories like the one below are good for encouraging the soul! Phil, our Crisis Services Manager Me …

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We’re Crowdfunding for Basis@Gateshead

After much waiting and nail-biting anticipation, we’re thrilled to say that we received the keys to our new premises for Basis@Gateshead! Our new homelessness resource centre has moved from Gateshead High Street to Prospect House just a two minute walk away. The building isn’t ready to move into just yet, but with your support we …

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Introducing our new Director of Finance and Resources

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Lister as she begins her new role with us this week as Director of Finance and Resources. We are thrilled that Sarah accepted the post as she brings with her a wealth of expertise and experience, which will no doubt be a huge asset to our charity. Sarah is …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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A New Bed and a New Start

Gav* first came in to our drop-in centre Basis@Sunderland for a food parcel four weeks’ ago. Gav was homeless and had been sleeping rough under a bridge in Sunderland for the past 5 months. He’d just managed to find some accommodation but was completely without food, possessions and even a bed. Initially, Gav was anxious …

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