What We Do
The Oasis Project has been providing a warm welcome to all since 2005.
We provide practical care and training, and emotional and spiritual support in a community cafe setting.
Helping people to build a future and bring hope to lives in crisis.
For lunch, clients can choose between different savory fillings in sandwiches and wraps, a soft drink or soda, and complete their meal with one of the delicious cakes, such as lemon drizzle, which are baked on the premises.
Daily ‘specials’ are advertised on a chalkboard.
Food can be eaten in the cafe, bought to take-away, or delivered to addresses in the surrounding area.
The ‘Tuesday Roast’ has become something of an institution in Stonehouse. For as little as £3.50, diners can enjoy a hot roast lunch in friendly surroundings.
“Great support and great advice”Alan – Coffee morning & IT
“Loved coming, easiest place I have been”Colin – IT & Job Club
“My confidence has improved greatly- am more positive and forward-looking. Loved the warmth,
understanding and patience of everyone at the centre”
The cafe is open Monday-Friday (09:30-15:30). Food can be eaten in the cafe, bought to take-away, or delivered to addresses in the surrounding area. We are able to supply buffets for conferences and events, phone Maria on 254981 for more information. Click here for the buffet menu.
Art - Tuesday and Thursday 10am-12noon. Try your hand at a variety of craft and art. No prior experience necessary.
English - Wednesday 4-6pm. Improve your writing skills. Entry Level 1 - Level 2.
IT - Monday 1.30-3.30pm, Tuesday 10am-12noon, Wednesday 1-3pm. Friendly supportive tuition. From how to turn on a computer to shopping online.
Maths - Tuesday 1-3pm, Scared of numbers? Come and let Robert guide you to success. Entry Level 1- Level 2
Healthy Cooking - various courses. Thursday afternoon 1.30-3pm for people with learning difficulties. Eat Well Spend Less courses - please ring Maria on 234981 for details.
Level 2 Food Safety in Catering - Ring Maria for details.
Information, Advice and Guidance. Practical and spiritual support
Job Club. Support with finding jobs, help with CVs and help using the computers.
Budgeting - benefits support
Help with filling in forms
Puzzling questions course, looking at those tricky questions all of us have sometimes. Who am I? What is God like? What happens after I die? How can I be happy? Why is there suffering in the world? What is the spiritual world and how does it impact my life?
Prayer room available
Open the book
A team goes into two schools with dramatised Bible Stories and we have Open the Book sessions in the centre at half terms for local families. The latter includes free breakfast and lunch.
86 volunteers of all beliefs and motivations help us and our associated project Plymouth Foodbank. Click here for Volunteer Enrolment Form.
We need help in the kitchen and cafe, admin, support for tutors, and helping at the coffee morning.
Food safety in Level 2. Friday 19th January 9.30-4.30. Saturday 27th January. Cost £50 (£30 for charities). Ring Maria for locations and details.
To improve self-confidence, enhance skills and inspire hope through improving financial stability, social inclusion and educational and personal achievement.
Last year 324 people attended a course or an activity at the centre. 77% said their self confidence improved, 35 gained work, 16 went on to other training.
Our staff (4) tutors (4) trustees, management committees and volunteers all work on a person centred approach to help people grow and be fulfilled.
We work with partners such as Plymouth Community Homes, Devon and Cornwall Housing, Plymouth Octopus Project, Transforming Plymouth Together, Stonehouse Action, 100 Homes Project and Stonehouse Timebank.
Our funding comes from individual donations, earned income through room hire, catering, solar panels and courses. We are grateful to the following funders:-
DISTRICT ADVANCE FUND
Garfield Weston Foundation
We are always happy to work with other groups to host events or run short courses. Please do get in touch if you would like to work with us.
Come Visit Us
28 Manor Street