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.

We work with our associated project, Plymouth Foodbank and the church at Plymouth Central Hall 

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 Annual Report can be found here.

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.

Food can be eaten in the cafe, bought to take-away, or delivered to addresses in the surrounding area.

Cafe and Catering

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.

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.


Art - Tuesday and Thursday 10am-12noon. Try your hand at a variety of craft and art. No prior experience necessary.

English - Wednesday 4-6pm. The English class will help you develop reading, writing and listening and speaking 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. The Basic IT is for anyone scared of computers, but has realised it is essential in todays world.

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.

Job Club - Fridays at 11am - 1.30pm. Need help with updating or creating a CV or looking to job search? Come along!


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.


It is with great sadness that we have to share the news that our longest serving volunteer Christine died today. She was a great Christian and people admired her for her tenacity in overcoming her disability. We will miss her at the centre and we know that she is with her Lord and now can run and skip if she chooses to. Rest in peace Christine.

Oasis Project was sad to say goodbye to Rev Dave Martin but now welcome sRev Gareth Higgs as Chair of the management committee. After growing up in the West Country, Gareth has served in ministry roles in Mansfield, Gloucester, Burnley and Derby before joining the staff team at PMCH in September 2018.  He is married to Laura and dad to Joseph, Naomi and Beth. He is passionate about seeing the local church energised and impacting people’s lives. He is a big sports fan, following his home town football team Bath City all over the country and, if it were left to him, would spend as much time as possible playing Football Manager on the PC!

The Oasis Project is delighted to announce that it received £2,000 through the Tesco Bags of help scheme. This is the one where customers choose which project to support in their local area.  Hayley's entertaining cooking demos have been going down well and and Maria is offering free Level 2 Food safety in catering courses to those on benefits or volunteering for a charity.  For more information ring Oasis on 254981

The Oasis Project and Plymouth Foodbank will be holding their annual reflection and celebration on Monday 25th February 2019 at Oasis Project, 28 Manor Street, Stonehouse PL1 1TW. Do come along and hear how the centre helps people move on in their lives. We start with food at 6pm so please let us know if you can come and if you have any dietary issues.

Open the Book. Holiday activity for you and your children - Wednesday 17th April 9.30 - 12. Bring your children for free breakfast and lunch. Come and celebrate Easter with us. Come to The Oasis Project - 28 Manor Street, Stonehouse, PL1 1TW. It is helpful if you book 01752 254981

The Oasis Project Cafe has a food hygiene rating of 5

About Us


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:-


  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.

Contact Us

28 Manor Street

01752 254981


Come Visit Us

28 Manor Street