The Oasis sits on the Waterlees Ward of Wisbech, often viewed as the most deprived ward in the whole of Cambridgeshire, but residing amidst some 2,500 houses owned by Clarion.
It has been a long held ambition of the Oasis to develop their current building into a new purpose built extension which will better serve the needs of its local community.
Support Cambridgeshire has started to work with the existing Board of Trustees on their skills and confidence through 3 facilitated sessions provided by Taproot consultancy, this making them better able to navigate the future and its potential challenges and opportunities through an identification of their strengths, merits and areas where they need to improve.
This initial support will translate into longer term hand-holding by Support Cambridgeshire which will help to develop a robust Business and Marketing plan through 2019, in addition to obtaining potential development funding through the provision of a dedicated bid writer.
The Trustee Board now has December 2018 to reflect on their hard work to date, ready to begin again in earnest in January 2019.
Chris Stevens, the Oasis Centre and Trust Manager states:
I think we would all like to thank Taproot for the support they have given to Board Members so far. We would not have got to where we have got without these 3 influential sessions. We have a lot to think about now but I look forward to working with Support Cambridgeshire in the New Year.
Picture: Trustees hard at work thinking about what their new Business Plan might look like, what they need and how they might obtain it.