Thornbury Oasis

PARTNER

GP Bed Spaces
6

RESIDENTS 2020

Volunteering
Moved on into
independent living
100
%
20
%
“At Oasis house our aim is to offer men a family home which is build around our regular community meals and activities. our passion is to see men of all ages, from all types of background, find healing, restoration and purpose for their lives within a loving Christian context “
Jason Clark, Live-in Manager

Overview

Oasis Thornbury operates male-only supported housing of 5 bed spaces in one property.  The project has many referral partners in the South Gloucestershire & Bristol region. This supported accommodation is characterised by providing quick and direct access to suitable, safe, and secure housing for homeless men. Through our live-in house manager and support team we provide a community home and tailored support plans so that each resident can become productive in their lives and empowered to fulfil their potential.

Achievements to date

Over the last three years the project has enabled residents to move on to new and productive lives.  All of our residents have been supported to meet the needs identified in their initial assessments, and many have enjoyed coming to church and engaging in the church community.

Why We Do This

Through this project we wish to display God’s heart for those who are the least in society, introduce Jesus Christ to the residents and fight for the success of the project within the community working alongside the other community programmes of Thornbury Baptist Church.

Future Plans

Our future plans are to continue to build the home as a community, to ensure that our model is sustainable, our house is welcoming, safe and secure and become locally known as a provider of competent homeless care within the network of local support.  In time we want to look at how we can provide opportunities for the residents to develop new skills and openings to serve others.

green pastures review

The team approach to the Oasis project at Thornbury Baptist Church is really paying off. They have brought together some amazing people to look after every aspect of their supported housing project. The male residents are being cared for in an positive environment that includes opportunities to explore Christian faith, especially as part of an addiction recovery journey. The whole church are invited to the Thursday night community meal and the house feels like an extension of the church family. It is a real privilege to come alongside this God inspired vision to repurpose the house and help it become a reality. We love that there is a determination to create a sense of togetherness in the house and the residents are thriving in a communal atmosphere.

contact

Mark Stuart

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Thornbury Baptist Church, Gillingstool, BS35 2EG

location

GP BEDS

6

other beds

0

partnership est.

Aug 2017

CHURCHES INVOLVED

2