The former Bagnall Centre for Integrated Healthcare has been temporarily gifted to us by Joanna Hill, one of our key benefactors, and is a catalyst for Oasis to embark on an ambitious project in Chesham, as part of the charity’s new direction and plans for expansion. Offering 6,000 sq. ft over three floors, and with a range of rooms for different purposes, this gift is accelerating our mission to make a significant positive difference to local communities.
Through collaboration and new initiatives, we are expanding our service provision by delivering training, employability and education courses, as well as a variety of groups, courses and sessions promoting good mental health and wellbeing, supporting the lives of people within our community. We take a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing, and will be providing a social prescribing link worker model as a key part of our delivery, engaging people in our services whilst connecting people with community groups, providing emotional and practical support.
Huge thanks to the following funding organisations that have supported Oasis with our new venture and new direction enabling us to provide activities and sessions at the Bagnall, as part of the local Covid-19 recovery process. Supporters include: Joanna Hill, Heart of Bucks, The Clare Foundation, The Tony and Sheelagh Williams Charitable Foundation, the LHC Community Benefit Fund, The Rothschild Foundation, the National Lottery, and an anonymous wealthy individual. Our new 5-year fundraising strategy is aimed at increasing funds to develop and enhance all the projects we plan to run onsite at Bagnall as well as the services we plan to offer across Buckinghamshire. Exciting new projects starting in May 2022 – our Social Prescribing Project, our Jubilee Celebration events – Art Exhibitions and Jubilee Community Garden and another great project – the news of which is embargoed until after the local elections on May 5th.
Improving an individual’s health and wellbeing is the core purpose of what we are doing at the Bagnall. In addition to the range of different projects mentioned below, we also plan to offer specialised courses aimed at improving wellbeing, and targeting specific groups on certain days. To support these plans we will be starting to provide #MindfulnessMonday – offering Mindfulness taster sessions in the morning, structured Mindfulness sessions in the afternoon followed by a Yoga class in the Studio. On Tuesdays we offer #TransformationTuesdays a weekly Recovery Festival for anyone in recovery – be it recovery from mental health, recovery from substance misuse, recovery from loneliness and even recovery from Covid – pop in and see what happening, there is a lot to choose from.
Our well established Routes to Work service and the Art Box project are part of our county-wide provision, and will be available at the Bagnall, in addition to the following new projects that we are offering: