Our activities are organised, coordinated and facilitated by our members of staff and volunteers.
All activities are aimed to involve and engage our clients as well as explore and improve on skills.
Some of our regular activities even aim to improve upon the mental and physical health of our clients.
All of our activities run within our opening hours
Monday – Thursday 9:30am – 4pm
Friday 9:30am – 3pm
The Sport projects are the Most Successful activities Oasis has ever run
We provide a range of sport activities every day as well as yearly events and tournaments for our clients and local community to get involved with.
Oasis Cardiff have a strong connection and a lot of support from Sport Cardiff which helps our Sport activities thrive.
Over 200 clients from Oasis have played in Sport competition due to our regular sport activities, which has improved our local and wider community integration.
The Oasis Choir & Drumming Group
Mondays 11:30am – 12:30pm (women Only)
Mondays 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Come along to the café at Oasis for group music, song and dance!
A chance to leave worries aside for a short while, have fun and make new friends as well participating in informal English communication between songs.
Women’s Group 11.30 – 12.30
Mixed Group 1 – 2.30.
All are welcome! We aim to have fun, get to know each other, share songs and create music all within a non judgmental atmosphere.
Throughout the project we have written many group songs and have built up a songbook with well over 100 songs made up of original songs composed by the group, songs from group members countries as well as favourite songs in the English language (this, as well as he chatting in between the singing, has the added benefit of helping with people’s language development skills)
People have found the sessions to be relaxing and fun and have helped people feel that they are a true and valuable part of the local community.
Being a part of a community music or singing group has recently been scientifically proven to have very positive health benefits…..
Reducing stress, increasing endorphins, encouraging a sense of belonging, taking part in a meaningful activity which can give us all a sense of purpose within our lives.
Proven physical benefits …….
Increased lung health, a gentle whole body workout meaning that people are working their hearts, lungs and muscles to their own level all enhancing overall physical health, wellbeing and happiness.
The project is regularly facilitated by Tracy Pallant and Laura Bradshaw of Valley and vale Community Arts, and we have wonderful guest tutors leading the sessions from time to time also.
Important to many of our clients is the opportunity to integrate into a new life in Cardiff and to discover more about the history and culture of Wales. Oasis runs regular cultural trips and activities for clients ensuring the opportunity to understand and engage with life in Wales! These trips have included visiting Museums, national heritage sites, sporting events and local community projects.
The monthly Oasis Forum gives clients and volunteers the opportunity to share their voice. The forum allows for discussions about support offered to refugees and asylum seekers and refugees both through Oasis and across the city. We are also wanting to tailor support to our clients and so we are keen to hear your voice!
Women’s Group &
At Oasis Cardiff we provide a range of women only and family friendly activities to assist Asylum Seeking and Refugee Women to meet, chat, get help and advice and have fun in a safe and welcoming space. At present we have:
Monday, 10am – 11:30am, Women’s Arts and Craft Group
Monday, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Creche
Tuesday, 10:30am – 12:30pm, Women’s ESOL class
Wednesday, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Women’s Health and Beauty
We are extremely lucky to have our brilliant volunteer Sam who comes along to our centre every Tuesday 11:30am – 2:30am to offer our clients acupuncture and cupping treatments.
Tuesdays 11:30am – 2:30pm
The Family Room
This gives our clients the chance to receive treatment for chronic pain, arthritis, anxiety, insomnia,
depression, migraine nausea and more which they would struggle to get else where for free or within a short period of time.
Stretch & Relax
Fridays 11am – 12pm
(Apart from the last Friday of the month)
The Family Room
Some of our clients enjoy a ‘Stretch and Relax’ class, which is brought to our centre by the wonderful ‘Stress Free Yoga’ volunteers.
For some of our clients relaxation is a tricky action
so our ‘Stretch and Relax’ class is a way of restoring a healthier balance to body and mind so that they are more able to cope with the stresses and strains of everyday life.
By concentrating on the postures the mind calms down, therefore by stretching the body is relieved of tension and one is ready to relax.
Mondays 11am – 12:30pm
The Craft Room
Former lecturer Paul volunteers at Oasis on Monday mornings offering print making activities for our
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The Craft Room
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Second Saturday Of The Month
10am – 1pm
Need something fixed for free? Repair Cafes run once a month at Oasis and our volunteers can fix household items and electricals for free in order to reduce waste and teach skills. We are always looking for volunteers so if you have any electrical, carpentry, sewing skills or even just want to help in organising then please get in touch! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org