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.
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.
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 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.