The map above shows Oasis’ 52 local Academies, 18 Community Hubs, Basis Drop-in Centres and supported housing projects.
Every Oasis community is different. But they all share a common goal of creating a place where everyone is included, and everyone can thrive. Most often our work is organised through integrated ‘Hubs’. The Oasis Hub model is the result of our experience in local communities that face disadvantage and poverty. Inequality impacts all areas of life, and change requires a joined-up and systemic response. So in every Oasis community we work with other charities, faith groups, and local authorities to provide joined-up, holistic care and opportunity to all – supporting community development, providing education, housing, advice and support, personal and spiritual development, health and wellbeing, and social action and campaigning.
There are six Oasis Community Hubs in the North of England working alongside Oasis Academies (primary and secondary) and other partners in Salford, Oldham, Liverpool, Immingham, Scunthorpe and South Grimsby. We have several projects supporting homeless people in the North East. Basis, in Sunderland supports people sleeping rough while Elizabeth House and Naomi House in Gateshead provide accommodation for pregnant women and those with young babies as well as other women at risk of homelessness.
Our Community Hubs in the Midlands are based in the some of the lowest income wards of Birmingham and Worcester and work alongside eight Oasis Academies. Five of these Community Hubs are now charities in their own right running extensive community programmes around food poverty, youth work and family support.
Oasis has 14 Academies in this region. Working alongside them are Community Hub Hadley in north-east London specialising in youth work Oasis and Waterloo, the oldest Community Hub involved in a wide range of community building projects in Lambeth. In Croydon, we have a Community Housing project, The Foyer, and Community Hub Ashburton Park. There are further housing projects in Peckham and Southwark as well as two popular City Farms in London Waterloo and Southampton.
There are 9 Oasis Academies in North and South Bristol supported by two very strong Community Hubs providing a range of youth and family support work as well as a community shop. Oasis Bath is both a Hub and a church.