Approved Mortgage Solutions has announced a partnership with North East homelessness charity Oasis Community Housing by offering zero brokers fees for Oasis Community Housing supporters, with £25 from each completed mortgage also being donated to the charity that supports people facing homelessness in the region.

An extension of a friendship

Based in the North East Business & Innovation Centre in Sunderland, Approved Mortgage Solutions provide independent insurance advice including, buildings and contents, life insurance, critical illness protection and income protection, as well as mortgage advice.

It’s not the first time the independent mortgage broker has supported the homelessness charity. At Oasis Community Housing’s Oasis Cup football tournament last September they raised £766 through a just giving page in addition to their entry fee.

More recently, Approved Mortgage Solutions also arranged for the donation of 10 mobile phones to be dropped off at the charity’s Sunderland Basis homeless drop-in. The mobile phones donated are for people facing homelessness so they can keep up with appointments and be in touch with their support network.

A local business with local ties

Owner of Approved Mortgage Solutions, Paul Hampton, commented on the partnership:  “At Approved Mortgage Solutions we help people get the best mortgage so that they can secure and enjoy their dream homes. Not everybody is fortunate enough to be in the position of our clients.

“Of all the noble charities we could have supported we feel that Oasis Community Housing helps homeless people in a way most other homeless charities don’t. They don’t just provide food and a warm drink; they provide a route and support to help homeless people get back on track by doing the more practical things such as arranging and attending meetings with housing officers etc.

“Our partnership with Oasis Community Housing means a lot to us because most of our clients and all of our staff are based in the North East, and Oasis Community Housing help mostly local people just like our clients but a little less fortunate.”

The importance of partnerships

Oasis Community Housing’s Corporate Relationship Manager, Hazel Ditchburn, says the North East homelessness charity are delighted with the partnership:  “We are so chuffed to be working in partnership with Approved Mortgage Solutions. Their passionate and supportive team are going above and beyond to support the North East homeless community in the same way they go the extra mile for their clients.

“With mortgage rates starting to gradually decline there is no better time to make the most of this generous offer and benefit from their expertise.

“Our corporate partners mean so much to us, we simply wouldn’t be able to continue to do what we do without businesses like Approved Mortgage Solutions journeying with us to continue to bring hope to those facing homelessness in our region.”

In the past year, thanks to support from businesses such as Approved Mortgage Solutions, Oasis Community Housing has been able to support more than 1300 people who are facing homelessness across Gateshead, Sunderland, Southwark and most recently in Peterborough. This new partnership will help to strengthen the bond between the North East homelessness charity and the independent mortgage broker.

To benefit from the offer from Approved Mortgage Solutions contact or call 0191 516 6894 and quote ‘Oasis Community Housing’.