Press Release – March 2017

Tackling youth unemployment in East Belfast

Oasis Caring In Action is appealing for unemployed young people to take part in a 12-week Prince’s Trust course to learn new skills and improve their confidence and motivation.

The Prince’s Trust Team programme will be based at Castlereagh Street, and will help to tackle youth unemployment in East Belfast. The course will give unemployed 16 to 24 year olds the skills and confidence they need to find a job.

Young people will get involved in team building activities, a week-long residential trip, a community project and two weeks of work experience during the course. They will also get advice on how to write CVs as well as gaining nationally recognised qualifications.

Craig Wilson, Oasis Caring In Action said: “Too many young people in East Belfast feel they don’t have the skills and talents they need to succeed.  This programme allows them to show what they can achieve in their local area when they work together. Team really does help them to turn their lives around, helping them into work, education or training.”

We are currently recruiting for the first Team in East Belfast, places are limited, for more information on the course, please call Craig or Wade on 02890 872277 or email

Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training. The Prince’s Trust helps over 6,000 disadvantaged young people in Northern Ireland each year, giving them the confidence and skills to turn their lives around.

For further information about The Prince’s Trust, visit or call 0800 842 842.

Exciting New Partnership with the Prince’s Trust

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with the Prince’s Trust.  We have been appointed as the delivery partner for the Team Programme in East Belfast.

The programme is aimed at 16-24 year olds who are currently not in employment, education or training.  The 12 week programme is FREE and offers the chance to meet new people, gain a nationally recognised qualification and have fun.  Over the 12 weeks you will take part in a residential, complete a community project, take part in a challenge and gain work experience.

For more information contact Craig or Wade on 02890 872277, message us on Facebook, email us at prince’ or text us on 07904 374926.

Look Good, Feel Good

Look Good, Feel Good is a course designed for women; and combines information and activities on good physical health, and good mental health.

Come along and enjoy meeting new people, learn tips and strategies for improving your health and wellbeing.

The course runs weekly, covering six different themes:

Healthy Body / Healthy Mind / Healthy Heart / Healthy Neighbourhood / Healthy Families / Healthy Environment.

Come along for all the sessions, or choose the topics of most interest to you.

For further information, please contact:

Lyn Johnson, tel: 028 9087 2277 (ext 214)

Or call into:

Oasis Caring in Action, 102-108 Castlereagh Street, Belfast BT5 4NJ

Course Criteria: The course is funded for those who are not working, a carer or unemployed, aged 18 years and over, and living in East Belfast.


Volunteers Required

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Oasis Caring in Action is looking for Volunteers to help with our Oasis ‘Good Morning’ Telephone Service, based in the Oasis Centre, Belfast.

Oasis ‘Good Morning’ is a telephone befriending service designed to support older and vulnerable people who live in South and East Belfast.

Operating Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 12:00 noon, it offers a free, confidential, daily telephone service to help older and vulnerable people stay connected to their community, as well as checking on their wellbeing and offering signposting for advice.

We are looking for people who have great communication skills and a friendly personality, and we will provide all necessary training.  Can you give a couple of hours a week?

By volunteering for Oasis, you’ll be part of a great team, learn new skills, meet new people and make new friends!

For further information, please contact Ruth Wallace by email:  OR  by telephone: 028 90872277 (ext. 205).

Oasis Caring in Action is a charity which works to ‘Transform Lives, Transform Communities’, through the provision of childcare, befriending services, and community courses; with Centres in Belfast, Antrim and Coleraine.

[Oasis Caring in Action is registered as a charity with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland : registration number NIC100881.]                                   On Twitter and Facebook


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For further information, please contact:

Pete Roberts, tel: 028 9087 2277 (ext 204)

Or call into:

Oasis Caring in Action, 102-108 Castlereagh Street, Belfast BT5 4NJ

Course Criteria: No experience necessary.

Enrolling now.



2016 saw the 20th Anniversary of Oasis Caring in Action, and as part of the celebrations we held a major Fundraising Gala in Belfast City Hall on Saturday 15th October 2016. We were honoured to have been chosen as one of the High Sheriff’s Nominated Charities, and were delighted that he was in attendance on the evening.  The event was held in The Great Hall.

Guest Speakers at the event were Alderman Jim Rodgers OBE, The High Sheriff; Gavin Robinson MP; and Mark Simpson of the BBC.  Guests enjoyed a drinks reception on arrival, followed by canapes, mini desserts, bar, dancing to the 5 piece band The Cola Cubes, and a very special performance from Duke Special.

This was an exciting opportunity to help us celebrate 20 years of Oasis Caring in Action in style, and to support Oasis in all its community initiatives and help us to continue the great work that happens here on a daily basis.  All proceeds from the event went directly back into supporting our organisation.



Our food store is another way of giving support to those in need in our local community. We receive donations of food from individuals, local churches and businesses which are used to create emergency food hampers. These hampers are distributed by ourselves as well as through other charities work with families in the Antrim area.

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