Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Oasis’s crisis centre’s were forced to close on 27 March 2021. They worked with the local authorities to ensure all rough sleepers were housed in local hotels. For Oasis’s young people, having to self-isolate whilst dealing with addiction, mental health issues and shared housing had made their living situations extremely difficult.
LandAid’s £10,000 grant covered safe travel to their projects and isolation support, such as 4G dongles, Chromebooks and Netflix accounts for their housing projects. In normal circumstances, these resources may have been a luxury, however, many of their residents remained in their rooms with no television or radio. This ensured they had access to entertainment, reduce tension and enable staff to manage relationships in their housing projects.