Homelessness charities merge to help fight homelessness

  • A homelessness charity and the housing arm of a community charity are aiming to merge on the 1st of April this year to help tackle homelessness.

    Aquila Way, who are a homelessness charity in the North East, and Oasis, the housing arm of a community charity which work across 36 UK communities, are set to become Gatehead-based Oasis Aquila Housing, reports Inside Housing. 

    The move will allow Aquila Way the ability to expand its reach, whilst giving Oasis the experience to help support the communities it works in.

    Chief executive of Aquila Way, Nancy Doyle, has said that the two organisations have been sharing expertise and best practise for a number of years.

    "As time went on, it became more and more apparent that we would be stronger together rather than as two separate organisations. With both charities sharing a Christian foundation, we are excited about the extra scope and scale this partnership will give Aquila to fulfil its mission of serving people and communities from emergency to independence," she said.

    Steve Chalke, founder of Oasis, said: "We share a commitment to helping the most vulnerable in our society, and the expertise, wisdom and experience that they will bring to our communities will play a crucial role in strengthening neighbourhoods and providing vital support for people."

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