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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. [...]

By | 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 [...]

By | 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 [...]

By | 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 [...]

By | 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 [...]

By | 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 [...]

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

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|Comments Off on Congratulations to our award winners of 2018

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|Comments Off on Johnson & Johnson team volunteer in their community

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|Comments Off on Merger to support Young People facing homelessness in Buckinghamshire

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|Comments Off on 250 Tractors but just one bag of pasta
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