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.
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.
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.
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.