This document provides an evaluation of the Café Connect programme and was commissioned by FaithAction with a dual remit. The first is a traditional summative evaluation which serves as a check that the Café Connect project has delivered as per the expectations of the funder.

The second aspect of the remit builds an understanding of the externalities of the Café Connect work around the impact of it on cohesion, particularly between recently arrived migrant groups and the local “host community”. This includes an exploration of cohesion and intergroup contact in relation to themes around belonging, group identity and prejudice-related attitudes towards difference and change.