the oasis centre is a lifeline for many people
we help over 100 people a week - including families on benefits, long-term unemployed people, asylum seekers and refugees, homeless people, ex-offenders and those struggling with drug or alcohol addictions and mental health issues
the oasis centre
Collier house, Wellington street, gorton, manchester, m18 8tx
mondays, tuesdays, wednesdays & THURSDAYS - 10am - 2pm
what we offer
- Community Support
- Work Club
HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST
We understand that life can be challenging and that sometimes you need help. We are here to support you and help you in your time of need.
We have a dedicated community support team who can help you fill in forms, write appeals and apply for any benefits you may be entitled to. We also have emergency food and clothing packs to help you when life is really tough.
To access our community support team you need to put your name on their list to access support. As this is a free service it is extremely busy.
We operate on a first come first serve basis. We open our doors at 10am but if you want to get your name on the list we advise you get to Oasis for no later than 9am. At 9.30am a member staff will come out and put names on the list in the order that people arrived.
SOMEWHERE YOU CAN BELONG
Oasis is a safe place with lots going on and we welcome everyone from the community. We would love to see you at the centre and join the Oasis family!
There are lots of fun activities going on in the centre including, board games, pool, arts and crafts and our very own Oasis Choir! You don’t have to sign up to anything just come along and join in.
If you just want to get out of your house for half an hour why not come and get a drink and something to eat from our free café! We serve breakfast until 11am and lunch is served at 12pm.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
It is never too late to start learning new skills!
We love to learn at The Oasis Centre and we have a packed timetable! We run English, Maths, Science, ESOL, Cookery and History lessons.
We promise you, if you give it a go you will love the lessons. They are fun and always have games involved!
You can also help teach the centre a few things by helping us put on our awareness days. Over the past year we have put on information days about: eye health, the history of Gorton and mental health!
If you need more time to learn we have a few spaces available in our one to one learning programme!
If you want to get involved with anything we do, please come to the centre and talk to the team or go to the ‘what we do’ page and look at this month’s timetable. There is no registration required so you can start straight away!
GET Back on your feet
We understand that looking for jobs can be hard so we are here to help you.
By coming to our work club we can help you: write a CV, register with job sites, fill in application forms, have mock interviews, upload information on your Universal Credit Journal and anything else to do with work.
You can get help one to one or if you’re confident to use a computer by yourself just ask Rich and he will get you logged on!
We also have IT lessons, if you’re new to computers and don’t know where to begin we can start you on your journey. We have one to one computer lessons as well as running regular tablet courses and tablet clubs.
If you want to try volunteering but haven’t done it before then our Next Step programme is perfect for you!
We have volunteering opportunities in our kitchen and shop and you will get individual support from Val & Esther. We will work at your pace to make sure you feel comfortable but we know that you will soon be unstoppable as you move on in your volunteering journey!
If you want to get involved in our next step programme why not come down and get to know us and chat to Esther & Val about joining the Next Step.
GET IN TOUCH
phone: 07732352568 (Answer Machine Only)
email: email@example.com (any time)
NEED TO REFER?
If you are working with another organisation and would like to refer a client to the Oasis Centre, please ask them to drop in during our opening hours (10am-2pm, Monday-Thursday).
In the case of particularly vulnerable clients, please ensure that a member of your team accompanies them on their first visit to the Oasis Centre.