Matt’s Cafe is part of the Real Junk Food (TRJF) Project, a network of national and international cafes (both permanent and pop-ups) with one central objective: to intercept food waste destined for land fill and use it to feed people who need it, on a pay as you feel basis.
Matt’s Cafe is the first registered café on the TRJF network in Swansea.
It is based at Matthew’s House, High Street, Swansea, SA1 1LW More info at: http://matthewshouse.org.uk/matts-cafe/
The innovative pay as you feel concept encourages people to think about what that plate of food means to them, and value it in whatever way they can. By choosing not to segregate people based on financial circumstances these cafes can be funded, but in a manner that neither patronises those who need it most and empowers others to freely support it.
It provides the balance between the need for funding and the need for giving, but it does so in a very blended format – everyone is equal in being fed, it is up to the individual to pay what they feel.
Our three pillars:
- To reduce food waste
- To feed those with or without funds
- To provide opportunities for those who are long-term unemployed
Matt’s Cafe is holding a taster session on Monday February 27th between 12 and 4pm and more information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1841094242805520/
Asylum seekers and refugees are be welcome to attend the cafe and can pay what they can afford / what they feel the food is worth.
Learn English Through Stories (LETS) using Mobile Media – see video at Cherish-De’s Learning Through Stories page
Guest Lecture – Monday 27th February 2017 – 16:00-17:00
Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building – Singleton Campus SA2 8PP
Prof. Alka Hingorani & Sanket Pethkar (IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India) will talk about their Learn English Through Stories (LETS) project
Design Workshop – Tuesday 28th February 2017 – 10:00-16:00
Venue To Be Decided soon (on Singleton campus)
Brainstorming collaborations, prototypes, and ideas for extending the Learn English Through Stories project.
All welcome. Refreshments provided.
For more information please contact Thomas Reitmaier – Thomas.Reitmaier@Swansea.ac.uk
“Share Tawe Accommodation Development Worker.
- 21 hours a week
- 2 year post, funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation
- Based in Swansea
- Salary £21,000 per annum Pro Rata. Statutory pension contributions
We are looking for someone to co-ordinate and develop our work with destitute asylum seekers. S/he will:
- Coordinate Share Tawe – a successful scheme which links asylum seekers who have been made destitute, with local volunteer households willing to offer accommodation.
- Pilot and evaluate a “shared house” project for asylum seekers and refugees
- Help people move on from destitution
The successful candidate will be:
- A clear and sensitive communicator
- A person of sound judgement and able to prioritise
- Highly organised and with good written English and IT skills.
Ideally they will have experience of working alongside asylum seekers and refugees – or first-hand experience of seeking asylum.
However we are interested in all applicants who have the commitment, skills and attitudes needed for work.
Interview date: 1st March 2017
Closing date for applications. Friday 10th February 9.00am
Candidates must email their completed applications in word format (not in pdf or any other format) to firstname.lastname@example.org to reach this address by Friday Feb 10th 9.00am.
If you have any practical difficulties in filling out this form, please email email@example.com As SBASSG is a small volunteer led organisation we are not able to deal with general enquiries prior to interview.
Download the Application Pack for Accommodation Development Worker and email completed application forms to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday Feb 10th 9:00am.”
Original post by Eleri here: https://swansea.cityofsanctuary.org/2017/01/26/job-opportunity-accommodation-development-worker-with-sbassg
“ELTS offers free English Language Classes to any non-native speaker of English in the local area at Pre-intermediate level or above via our Teacher Training programme.
There does not need to be any connection to the University. Please circulate these details freely to likely participants and within your own networks.
Here are the details:
- Wednesday 1st February – Friday 7th April 2017
- Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays – 1300 – 1500
- Keir Hardie Room 250 Upper Intermediate
- Keir Hardie Room 130 Intermediate (not Thursdays)
- Keir Hardie Room 230 Pre-Intermediate
- We will hold drop-in registration sessions for new students as follows. These will be in:
- ELTS’ foyer, floor 3 Margam Building, Singleton Campus:
- 1200-1500 Tuesday 24th January
- 1200-1500 Wednesday 25th January
- 1200-1500 Thursday 26th January
Students with additional queries should contact:
While we try to accommodate all who wish to attend, pre-registered students will have priority if numbers reach our class limits.
We regret we are not able to reimburse travel expenses.”
Update 7 December 2016:
We have been successful in funding applications to:
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As covered by BBC Wales News.
All proceeds go to SBASSG to help support asylum seekers. £7.99
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