Welcome from our Founder
Steve Chalke, Oasis Founder
Oasis Restore represents a revolution in the criminal justice system for young people. Following new government legislation, Oasis Restore is England’s first ever secure school, on course to open in Medway, Kent in late 2023.
I founded Oasis some 37 years ago, and since then we’ve grown to become one of the largest charities in the UK, working to provide housing, education, healthcare, youth, and family support, as well as countless other community-building initiatives around the country.
Day after day this work brings me face-to-face with a stark reality. Our national systems – of welfare, health, education, housing – are failing the most vulnerable young people who, as a result, all too frequently find themselves caught in a persistent loop of exclusion that defines their future and inhibits their life chances. That’s why I’m passionate about Oasis Restore, and equally about working in partnership with the government, the NHS England and NHS Improvement and a range of other partners across the charitable and public sector to bring about much needed radical change.
Oasis Restore is at the forefront of a long-awaited revolution in youth justice. Our school offers therapeutic, integrated, and bespoke support for children, along with pathways for successful transition that equips them to contribute to a safer community.