Thornbury Oasis

PARTNER

GP Bed Spaces
6

RESIDENTS 2020

Volunteering
Moved on into
independent living
100
%
20
%
"We purchased a very dilapidated house with the help of GP and had to completely refurbish it with a dedicated band of volunteers, and in Summer 2018 it was ready for our first resident. It hasn’t always been easy but we have now had numerous residents through our property, our support team has helped them - to this end I think we’ve met all of our initial objectives."
Mike Jolley, Team Leader

Overview

Oasis Thornbury operates female-only supported housing of 5 bed spaces in one property aged between 25-60 years old.  The project has many referral partners in the South Gloucestershire & Bristol region alongside an established relationship with HMP Eastwood Park  This supported accommodation is characterised by providing quick and direct access to suitable, safe and secure housing for homeless women. Through our support team we provide tailored support plans that each resident can become productive in their lives and empowered to move on to independent living.

Achievements to date

Over our 18 months operation we have purchased and renovated a fantastic property and welcomed nine residents through our doors.  All of our residents have been supported to meet the needs identified in their initial assessments, many have engaged with local charities volunteering, 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 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 support move-on accommodation for our residents and 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. We love their relationship with HMP Eastwood Park and the vital provision of accommodation for women leaving the prison. Bren does a fantastic job taking the lead on supporting the women and they are working hard to bring the house up to full capacity. It is a real privilege to come alongside this God inspired vision and help it become a reality. We love that there is an art therapy space in the house and quite areas for one-to-one support sessions.

contact

Mike Jolley

T:

01454 419118

A:

Thornbury Baptist Church, Gillingstool, BS35 2EG

location

GP BEDS

6

other beds

0

partnership est.

Aug 2017

CHURCHES INVOLVED

2