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So far Rachel Cox has created 12 blog entries.

The curtains are opening on a new world for Simon

The curtains are now opening on a new world for Simon. Read about his housing support story. Simon’s life changed when he was made redundant in 2007 and shortly after that he became unfit for work. He was falling over a lot and had lots of tests and MRI scan but they couldn’t [...]

By | January 23rd, 2019|case-studies|1 Comment

Help us oppose mental health cuts in Oxfordshire of £1.6million

Help us oppose mental health cuts in Oxfordshire of £1.6million by lobbying your County Councillor Oxfordshire County Council is offering the opportunity to give your feedback on proposed mental health budget cuts following an open letter from the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership, of which we are a member. The letter, signed by all members of the [...]

By | January 4th, 2019|news|0 Comments

Congratulations to our award winners of 2018

And the Connection Support 2018 winners are... The weather may have been damp but the team spirits at Connection Support were definitely not as we stepped into The Spread Eagle Hotel in Thame on Friday 9 November. Our staff, volunteers and trustees were all here to celebrate the commitment and support shown to colleagues and [...]

By | November 27th, 2018|celebration|0 Comments

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?