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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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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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Sage Foundation donate £1000 to support Oasis Aquila Housing

We are delighted to announce that today Leigh Thompson, Sage Foundation Manager of Europe, donated a cheque of £1000 to support the work of Oasis Aquila Housing. Leigh visited Basis@336, our homeless drop-in centre, and Elizabeth House, our supported accommodation for young mothers and their children. Leigh commented, ‘I’m really pleased that a chance encounter …

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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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