What We DoBuilding community, changing lives
Oasis in numbers
In 35 years, Oasis has gone from a small back office in a church in Tonbridge to a dynamic and diverse international movement.
Oasis Community Hubs
‘Community Hubs’ are the heart of Oasis. Our hub model brings together our Academies, churches, supported housing, and community projects. We work as part of local communities, understanding the issues that impact these specific neighbourhoods, and together finding practical ways of responding to structural injustice and inequality – from healthier eating to playgroups, community centres to education, job training, debt advice, and English lessons.
Find out where and how our Community Hubs work.
Nothing communicates our work more effectively than the stories of people who have been able to reach their potential and take their place in the community.
Impact Report 2019
For the year 2019-20, our 130 community staff ran 209 projects and services which were used by over 43,000 people.
Our national initiatives
Oasis Restore represents a milestone reform to the UK’s failing youth custody service. Working with the Ministry of Justice, this new secure school will take a holistic, trauma-informed approach to rehabilitation.
Our work includes foodbanks, pantries, and activity clubs tackling holiday hunger. Since Covid-19, demand for emergency food support has surged. We’re committed to meeting the immediate need as well as working to end food poverty for good.
Youth mental health
Mental ill health is growing among children and young adults. Early intervention drop-ins take place across our schools and Community hubs. Our specialist youth workers are also attached to A&E departments and custody centres.
Break the Cycle
Currently 33% of school pupils but only 39 of principals are from the BAME community. Break the Cycle is a movement promoting racial equity in education leadership, and bringing about practical change.
We are passionate about inclusion. Creating Sanctuary seeks to support and encourage churches to provide a welcoming safe space and suitable pastoral care to members of the LGBTQ+ community.