MP and Council Leader visit Oasis House

Andrew Lewer, MP for Northampton South and Councillor Jonathan Nunn, leader of West Northamptonshire Council visited our Oasis House supported living scheme in the center of town on Friday.

7th Jul 2021 - Corporate news
By  Vicki Kite

Oasis House, which has recently been expanded to provide ten additional rooms, offers housing with specialist on site support provided by the Hope Centre and other local support services for adults to help prevent homelessness.

Accompanied by Midland Heart’s Chief Executive, Glenn Harris, the MP and Councillor were given a tour of the scheme to celebrate its expansion and met with colleagues and residents.

We were delighted to show Andrew and Jonathan around Oasis House, where we have recently opened ten additional rooms for those in need in the area. This extra provision was much needed and we’ve set lower rents to some of the rooms to allow those gaining employment to remain at the scheme while they work towards independent living. This has been really successful, and we’re pleased to see a number of residents pursuing apprenticeships and gaining employment with the support services provided at Oasis House.

Glenn Harris, Chief Executive at Midland Heart

Andrew Lewer, MP commented: “What I particularly enjoyed about my visit was the opportunity to speak to residents about the positive affect Oasis House is having on their lives.”

Councillor Jonathan Nunn said: “It was great to see in practice the excellent combined approach that is used to support residents in need in Northampton. It’s encouraging to see the difference that is being made to people’s lives.”

Robin Burgess, Chief Executive of Northampton Hope Centre commented: “We are very pleased to continue to operate at Oasis House, working in close partnership with Midland Heart. Alongside our support to rough sleepers who we offer access to food, clothing, addiction and mental health support, we offer residents of Oasis House support to gain employment through providing support and development opportunities.”

We currently own and manage over 500 homes in Northampton, including 270 apartments and bungalows at St Crispin Retirement Village and 50 emergency and move-on beds at Oasis House.