Oasis Aquila Housing

Basis@336

Basis@336, the only resource centre for those who are street homeless or at risk of homelessness in Gateshead. Preventing homelessness and impacting the lives of over 700 individuals every year.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1107554)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£8,101

Donations

14

    Category

  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

  • ‚ÄúYou have no idea the difference a shower and a clean pair of socks makes, I feel better than I have done for weeks‚Äù.

    — Homeless Service User

  • ‚ÄúAfter a difficult year I now have somewhere I can happily call my home. The support I have received has helped me so much.‚Äù

    — Aquila Bond Scheme Service User

  • “You have no idea the difference a shower and a clean pair of socks makes, I feel better than I have done for weeks”.

    — Homeless Service User

  • “After a difficult year I now have somewhere I can happily call my home. The support I have received has helped me so much.”

    — Aquila Bond Scheme Service User

Situation

National statistics show an increase of 55% in rough sleeping in the past 5 years, the North East has seen the biggest one year increase of 40%. Basis@336 is the only direct access front line service for homeless people in Gateshead. The number of individuals we are supporting is increasing each year, reaching 767 people in 2014/2015. The individuals we see are most often young men who are not in priority need and therefore receive little support from statutory services.

Solution

Our project will provide a referral helpline responding to alerts about rough sleeping, emergency accommodation for individuals who are rough sleeping, advice and support to deal with housing applications, access to the private rented sector through our Bond Scheme, signposting to specialist services and financial and digital inclusion support.