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What Being Values-led Means to Us

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 [...]

July 22nd, 2021|news|Comments Off on What Being Values-led Means to Us

Connection Support Receives Barclays Fund to Empower Clients to Overcome Additional Challenges Created by COVID

Connection Support Receives Barclays Fund to Empower Clients to Overcome Additional Challenges Created by COVID 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 [...]

March 24th, 2021|news|Comments Off on Connection Support Receives Barclays Fund to Empower Clients to Overcome Additional Challenges Created by COVID

New CEO Appointed to Lead Connection Support

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 [...]

February 4th, 2021|news|Comments Off on New CEO Appointed to Lead Connection Support

Step Down Housing Shortlisted for 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 [...]

December 17th, 2020|Homelessness|Comments Off on Step Down Housing Shortlisted for Homeless Link Award

Connection Support CEO, Mark Thompson, to leave in February after 23 years

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. [...]

November 18th, 2020|news|Comments Off on Connection Support CEO, Mark Thompson, to leave in February after 23 years

Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership is committed to race equal

Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership is committed to race equality in mental health care says Lesley Dewhurst, chair of Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership, at the start of Black History Month. Here she shares the partnership’s pledge to deliver and co-deliver services for everyone in the county. To watch with sub-titles please select in Settings. Below the video [...]

October 1st, 2020|Partnerships|Comments Off on Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership is committed to race equal

COVID-19 update for clients

During the current difficult period of COVID-19 we understand that some of our clients may be worried about being able to pay for food, gas, electricity and other necessary outgoings. For some people their income has decreased significantly and they may find they are not entitled to benefits, or may have to wait a [...]

March 30th, 2020|news|Comments Off on COVID-19 update for clients

Navigating Universal Credit & Benefits

Benefits can be bewildering. We've tried to simplify a complicated process with some tips to get you started. Many of us will claim benefits during our lives. We may have been made redundant or be too unwell to work. Some of us will be employed, but will claim benefits to either help make [...]

July 18th, 2019|Housing Support|Comments Off on Navigating Universal Credit & Benefits

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 [...]

January 23rd, 2019|case-studies|Comments Off on The curtains are opening on a new world for Simon

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 [...]

January 4th, 2019|news|Comments Off on Help us oppose mental health cuts in Oxfordshire of £1.6million
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