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Johnson & Johnson team volunteer in their community

Garden transformed in a day In September we welcomed a team of seven volunteers from Johnson & Johnson Ltd in Maidenhead who gave up their day to clear a garden (actually more like a jungle!) at one of our Padstones' properties. Companies are seeking opportunities to give something back to their community. Johnson [...]

By | October 9th, 2018|Volunteers|0 Comments

Merger to support Young People facing homelessness in Buckinghamshire

Merger to support Young People facing homelessness in Buckinghamshire Connection Support and Padstones, providing housing support in Buckinghamshire to homeless young people in the Thames, merged on 1 June 2018. Talking about the merger, Mark Thompson, CEO of Connection Support said “The merger with Padstones provides us with the opportunity to provide housing in [...]

By | June 4th, 2018|news|0 Comments

250 Tractors but just one bag of pasta

250 Tractors but just one bag of pasta Before reading David's full referral, his current situation was highlighted to me. David had spent all is money on toy tractors and had now found himself in arrears facing eviction. It was certainly a strange circumstance and the referral did not provide further insight, other [...]

By | December 9th, 2017|Housing Support|0 Comments

New Resilience Service Helps Prevent Homelessness in Buckinghamshire

New Service Helps Prevent Homelessness in Buckinghamshire Inspiring stories about how a new support service has changed lives and helped people remain in their homes have been shared at its official launch. Our Resilience Service helps people at risk of becoming homeless, before they get to crisis point.  The service, provided by Connection Support, was [...]

By | September 25th, 2017|Homelessness|0 Comments

Giving something back to the community

Giving something back to the community On a beautiful sunny day in May in the garden of a Oxfordshire Homeless Pathway house in Oxford we were joined by a volunteer, Charlotte Young from Nielsen. Before the transformation Charlotte decided to volunteer with us as part of the Nielsen’s annual Global Impact Day [...]

By | May 27th, 2017|Volunteers|0 Comments

Helping Syrian refugees

Creating a new life for Syrian refugees in Oxfordshire We’ve been helping Syrian refugee families settle into Oxford since 2015 as part of the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPRS). Helping them relocate from camps in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. We are delighted to share that we are able to extend this project after successfully [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|Projects|0 Comments

Celebrating 21 years of helping vulnerable people. What’s the future?

Celebrating 21 years of helping vulnerable people. What’s the future? On Friday 11th November 2016, local charity, Connection Support, celebrated 21 years with an event entitled ‘Your Future, Our Future’ in Thame Town Hall with commissioners, charities and partners across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. Commenting on the day, Mark Thompson, CEO of [...]

By | December 30th, 2016|celebration, news|Comments Off on Celebrating 21 years of helping vulnerable people. What’s the future?

A day in the life of a volunteer

A day in the life of a volunteer Today I ran our fortnightly peer support group.   Four service users and a member of staff came along to the Eatswell Café in Barton.  We talked about good things and bad things.  X was moving to a new place in Durham, and was getting ready to start [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|A Day in the Life of|Comments Off on A day in the life of a volunteer

A day in the life of a support worker

A day in the life of Adrian 9am: I met with pregnant client at oxford city council offices to provide more info for application to housing register and discuss options 10.30 am: Took phone call from applicant who was due to be assessed today but was unable to keep the appointment. We arranged another one for [...]

By | October 17th, 2016|case-studies|Comments Off on A day in the life of a support worker