Educafe

Welcome to Educafe

Educafe is a non-profit organisation that delivers people-centred projects across West Berkshire to strengthen communities.

  • We address community needs such as loneliness & isolation, language barriers, maternal wellbeing, diversity, mental health & employability.
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  • Our flagship event is a free weekly drop-in community cafe where residents and local services connect for:  
  • Language and employability skills & support.
  • Baby-friendly activities and direct access to local maternity & parenting experts.  
  • Sponsorship, advertising & outreach for local businesses 
  • Togetherness & a warm welcome for all.
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  • WHO IS IT FOR?
  • EVERYONE is welcome. 
  • Residents and volunteers.
  • Families, including grandparents, carers and nannies. 
  • Newcomers to the area, including migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, non-native speakers.
  • Local businesses, public services, and other community/charity organisations. 
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Read our constitution to learn about our vision, mission and values.

 

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Community Cafe

Free tea, cake and good company

Knit & Natter

Join our table of friendly crafters

English Language Support

Chatty Corner - Free English practice

Meet and Greet Buddies

A warm welcome awaits if you're new

Parent Village

It takes a village to raise a child

How to help us

Learn how you can help Educafe

Donate & support us

Any donations large or small are much appreciated.

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You can also explore other ways to support us here…

About Us

Year-round, we welcome hundreds of regular visitors to our weekly community cafe for free tea and cake at Newbury Library.

Every Wednesday, we host free activities including English conversation, knit and natter, board games, a Parents Village and expert advice and other support from local services.

Educafe also offers activities outside the café including English language courses, wellbeing activities, workshops and meet-ups.

Come say hi and see for yourself!

Please visit us on a Wednesday at Newbury Library between 11am and 2.15pm.

You’re also welcome to stay for a free 30-minute chair yoga class which takes place in the Carnegie Room upstairs at 2.15-2.45pm

Projects and Partners

Projects

We offer English language support courses for diverse ethnic communities in West Berkshire. We help individuals to access public services, to improve employability and work skills. We promote social inclusion through regular pop-up community cafes and we are proud to celebrate the incredible diversity of West Berkshire through community events. Other offerings in 2024 will include pregnancy workshops and teen wellbeing sessions.

Partners & Friends

Educafe has a strong and proven ethos of partnership working. West Berkshire has a multitude of amazing public service and independent service providers. Together our partners support and represent the diversity of needs within our wider community. Find out more about how to join our network.

Our Vision

We believe strong, happy and healthy communities are those where EVERYBODY feels welcome, supported and connected to each other.

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