OUR PLAN

 
 
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PHASE 1: BUILD AWARENESS ABOUT DIRECT PROVISION

In early-mid 2016, we ran a series of pop-up activities aimed at generating awareness about conditions within the Direct Provision system. 

 
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#PHASE 2: CREATE EMPLOYMENT THROUGH FOOD

Opening in October 2016, our pop-up café in Project Arts Centre will operate as a non-profit organisation which provides training and work experience, creating employment opportunities for people, leaving the confidence-stripping, disempowering asylum system, as well the wider migrant community.

In 2017, we hope to find an affordable permanent venue for an Our Table café.

The aim is both to shine a light on the unacceptable direct provision system and to help ex residents to gain some work experience and refresh their skills. In addition to this, Our Table is building up a network of food businesses who are willing to support the project in many different ways

 
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#PHASE 3: THE FUTURE

In the long term, we hope to create a kitchen that is a training space where food from various communities is celebrated and enjoyed. We also plan to set up a garden that supplies the café and provides training.

Finally, we will build a template for further projects.