We’re opening the tea rooms to create a wonderful opportunity to invite the community to join us. A beautiful space where people can relax, volunteer; pass through or stay a while and enjoy some tasty food.
We want to build a space that creates equal opportunities by providing supported employment and volunteering roles.
We very much want everyone to have equal access and the same opportunities - I have a saying, which I very strongly believe in, “that our prime purpose in life is to help others” - what else are we here for?
TTTP were an absolute lifeline when we moved from Essex a year ago, we didn’t have anyone and turned to them, and they have been amazing. My daughter has flourished with the wonderful support, tolerance and understanding they have given her. We need to support each other, so we can all lead happy meaningful lives in a safe #Inclusive environment.
We all have different strengths and together we can create something wonderful and unique - there’s nothing better for mental well-being than having a purpose in life.
Everyone deserves an opportunity and chance to be who they want. We all need a purpose in life, we all need something or someone to care about and a reason to get up every morning!
Written by Emma Martin, Published by Dom Palfreman and Jennifer
I was given a booklet from my school, each day I had a new task. Monday- “make a cup of tea for a co-worker”. Tuesday - “engage in conversation”. I Stopped reading at Wednesday, simply a waste of time. All I can say is that I’ve experienced a lot more than that! When I was told to find my work experience placement the last thing I wanted was to spend a long week behind a desk, and this is the polar opposite of that.
Monday, I spent the day at Crealy with Abi and Bill. It was rather tiering chasing after him all day, went on the log flume so many times we may as well have just stayed on. It was great, and we made the most of the water rides in the sun!
On Tuesday I went to the media session and then the sports session in the afternoon, this made me realise that everyone is very capable of everything that I could do, as long as anyone has the right support they can succeed in anything.
Thursday, I went to the craft session in the tea rooms, we were making a massive rag rug. Everyone worked as a team to: cut fabrics into long strips, others plaited them, and some held onto the ends and pulled them tight to make it easy to work efficiently. Then we spent the evening in the pub. It was great to get to know everyone.
On Friday I went to the music session, we were rehearsing for an upcoming gig the band were playing at, we had a range of different instruments and singers. I also joined in with helping to give back to the community by painting a fence that was in deep need of refurbishment.
I really enjoyed this week with The Turning Tides Project, it really opened my eyes to making our society more equal and accessible and how important that is. I have met some amazing people that have made my work experience unforgettable. Thank you.
Written by Rosie Hargreaves, Published by Jennifer
Turning Tides Project are Hosting an Open Mic Event for the Opening of the Crediton Station Tearooms
On the 4th of August, we are are opening the Crediton Tearooms near Crediton railway station. We will be celebrating the opening day by putting on an open mic day. It starts at 12.00 pm, until about 5.30 pm. This event will be free to enter.
There will be performances from people from the Turning Tides Project, and we invite anyone to bring an instrument (or their voice!) and join in with us. If you aren’t all that musical, then you are welcome to read some poetry or tell a joke or two! Otherwise, you can come along and be part of audience.
We have created an event page on Facebook so that you can keep up to date on details of the event:
You can also find our Facebook page here for future events and other things that are happening with the Turning Tides Project:
Here is the address where the event will be taking place:
Station Tea Rooms,
Crediton Railway Station,
Directions to the above address are easily found through Google Maps.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Written by Tom Burns and Luke Manwaring, Published by Dom Palfreman and Jennifer