Onside is a Worcester based charity supporting local people across Worcestershire and Herefordshire who are vulnerable and disadvantaged as a result of disability, mental ill health, learning difficulties and age related health issues such as dementia. Our dedicated team of experienced staff and volunteers provide a wide range of services to ensure that people are treated fairly, are not exploited or abused and have access to the services and support they need.
We make a difference to the lives of over 3000 people every year. Every 30 minutes someone calls Onside for help. That’s 14 people every day turning to Onside for support; often a person at a very low point in their life with no one to turn to. We take the time to listen and understand the often complex issues people are facing and provide skilled advocacy or mentoring support or link them to one of our projects supporting community engagement.
Advocacy changes lives, empowering people and enabling them to have a voice and be heard.
We also have a number of social enterprise initiatives designed to provide work experience and volunteer opportunities to people facing issues such as mental ill health, learning difficulties and autism as well as raise vital funds to support our work.
Mix Bakery and Café, on St Pauls Street in Worcester, bakes and serves delicious breakfasts, lunches, snacks, homemade cakes and much more. Mix can also cater for events whether it is a business meeting, family celebration or social get together, Mix can create something to meet different needs and budgets.
Our Read and Ride bookshops are situated on Great Malvern and Shrub Hill train stations.