At Oasis Hub: North Bristol, we aim to have the community at the heart of everything we do.
Oasis Academy Brightstowe is part of the Oasis Hub: North Bristol (OHNB). We are joined by Oasis Academy Bank Leaze and Oasis Academy Long Cross, serving the communities of Shirehampton, Lawrence Weston, Sea Mills and Avonmouth.
The Hub is run by Oasis Community Partnerships (OCP), a sister charity to Oasis Community Learning, and is therefore a charity in its own right. OCPs overarching aim is to transform the communities within which it works and to develop a sense of belonging within everyone involved.
Oasis Hub: North Bristol work to provide community services and activities to meet the needs of the local residents. The Hub is made up of the Oasis Academies, the Community Services Team and the Long Cross Children's Centre.
The Community Services Team focuses on the area of Lawrence Weston, with two of the key priorities being to build social capital across the community, and to develop business and enterprise projects with an aim to creating sustainable income and reducing reliance on grants. To achieve this it develops grassroots initiatives that empower local residents, through providing opportunities to develop new skills, leadership potential and positive life experiences.
Our projects include:
· The Oasis Community Shop: located on Ridingleaze, Lawrence Weston. Affordable children’s clothes, toys & craft items for sale. Regular sewing & craft workshops and courses for adults plus children’s workshops during school holidays. Facebook page: Oasis Community Shop
· Holiday Activities: a range of targeted and open access free activities for children and young people are run throughout all the Academy holidays.
· Counselling Service: based at Long Cross Children's Centre. Free support for all members of the community.
· Family Support: The Hub’s Leader & Community Engagement Worker offer weekly Family Support sessions for any parent needing advice, support or to talk through a problem.
· Juicy Blitz Youth Project: Based on Ridingleaze, Lawrence Weston. Free activities for young people aged 10-19, up to 24 years old if you have additional needs. Activities include: Health & wellbeing workshops & activities, Young Peoples Café, 121 support, community projects & sports.
Facebook page: Juicy Blitz Youth Project.
· Mentoring: Heads of year can refer any student they feel could benefit from a listening ear or targeted goal setting to work with the Hub Youth Workers for 6 week periods. The Hub Community Engagement Worker also offers aspirational mentoring for Year 11’s who could benefit from support achieving their potential.
· For more information on any of our projects, or to find out what we have coming up, please visit and like our Facebook page.