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Project information

Naomi Project

The Naomi project provides 24 hour staff supported accommodation to young women (age 16-30) facing homelessness for a wide variety of reasons including domestic violence, substance misuse recovery and relationship breakdown.

Project is on-going

Charity information: Oasis Aquila Housing

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  • Need


    Our project is addressing the problem of homelessness among young people in Gateshead. The reasons for homelessness often include family breakdown, substance misuse, domestic violence and young people leaving care who are not yet ready to live alone or manage a tenancy.


    Our project staff work with service users on individual support plans and provide practical help with domestic skills, managing money, basic DIY, training and employment and accessing other specialist services, to enable them to lead sustainable and independent lives.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Ensure service users have access to studying tools and resources


    » fundraise for the welfare budget in 2012/2013 via The Big Give

    What success will look like

    Success will be each of our 33 service users per annum having access to the resources they need to succssfully take part in education and training.

  • Impact


    The long term changes will be the increase in the opportunities provided to our service users to take part in education and training which will lead to improved chances in gaining employment.


    The main risk to this project is a service user who does not engage in support to access education or training. We deal with this via support sessions which the service user must attend with their dedicated project worker. The project worker will work with the service user to address barriers to engagement.


    We report to donors as they request, this tends to be every 6 to 12 months.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £180,234

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      Amount Heading Description
      £111,590 Salaries staff costs
      £45,135 Project Costs maintainance, administration
      £23,509 Management management costs

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Supporting People £104,500 Guaranteed
    Rents £88,085 Conditional
    Grants £3,800 Conditional
  • Background


    This project is located in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.


    Young women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness aged between 16 and 30.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Naomi Project was the very first project established by Aquila Way in 1984 to house vulnerable and homeless young women in Gateshead.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Fiona Pollard

    Fiona is the Project Manager for the Naomi Project.