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Volunteers are an integral part of the support we offer at Connection Support. There really is no typical volunteer, we believe that everyone has something valuable to offer. Which is why we’ve been asking some of our volunteers to share their experiences with us and their decision around why they have chosen to give their … Read more

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Volunteers are an integral part of the support we offer at Connection Support. There really is no typical volunteer, we believe that everyone has something valuable to offer. Which is why we’ve been asking some of our volunteers to share their experiences with us and their decision around why they have chosen to give their … Read more

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We’re delighted to announce that our Step Down Housing service in Oxfordshire has been shortlisted for a Homeless Link Excellence Award in the category, Prevention into Action. This is the second time we’ve been shortlisted, and we’re hoping that this time around the team’s hard work and dedication will stand out and take us over … Read more

NRPF - 2240 x 1260

Since our foundation in 1995, we’ve been providing exceptional support services for people experiencing homelessness across Oxfordshire. It’s where we first began, and although our charity has grown and expanded into other areas and services, solving homelessness remains at the heart of what we do. Over the past 27 years, the world has certainly changed, … Read more

Housing Support Review 2240x1260

Connection Support has been running the Housing Support Service in Oxfordshire since its foundation in 1995 and never has the need for a homelessness prevention service been greater.  In recent decades, social and political factors have driven up demand for housing support services and the combined impacts of a shortage of affordable housing, cuts to … Read more

Having problems at home?

Adrian came to Padstones over two years ago. He has worked hard to manage his anxieties and understood the impact of accepting the support he needed. While with us, he came to key work on a regular basis and received online support through the Mental Health Team. He had always wanted to attend University but … Read more

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Celebrating Real Living Wage at Connection Support Connection Support has today become accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Connection Support receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.50 in the UK or £10.85 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which … Read more

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What Our Values Mean To Us and How We Work With You The whole team at Connection Support have recently been on a journey to review and refresh our mission, vision and values; to remind ourselves why we do what we do, the direction we are taking as an organisation, and who we’re going to be along the … Read more

Barclays Fund - 2240 x 1260

Connection Support has been awarded a grant of £100,000 by Barclays to provide practical support to people in the Thames Valley who are facing further challenges brought about through COVID. Connection Support work with over 4,000 clients every year to solve homelessness and achieve independence through specialist support services across the Thames Valley. COVID-19 has … Read more

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Mark Thompson, CEO, announced late last year that after 23 years he will be moving on from Connection Support in February. This in turn has led to a competitive recruitment process to find someone who can lead the charity onto our next journey. Talking about the appointment, Mark said: “From a very strong field, Chris … Read more

Step Down Housing Homeless Link Award

Connection Support are delighted their Step Down Housing service in Oxfordshire has been shortlisted for a Homeless Link Award in the category, Promoting Partnerships and Collaborative Working. The annual awards, run by the national homelessness membership charity, Homeless Link, pay tribute to the best of the homelessness and supported housing sector, and this year recognised … Read more

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Connection Support CEO, Mark Thompson, to leave in February after 23 years Mark Thompson has been the driving force behind Connection Support since joining in 1997 as a Co-ordinator leading a team of five with his own casework. Simply known as Connection at that time delivering support through a floating support pilot project. This grew … Read more