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East End homeless charity gets designer facelift

PUBLISHED: 19:01 16 July 2010 | UPDATED: 16:15 05 October 2010

Skylight Cafe

Skylight Cafe

A CAF: which gives homeless people and ex-offenders on the job training and experience, is getting a makeover by Swedish design company Ikea. The Crisis Skylight Café in Commercial Street, on the Shoreditch – Aldgate borders , is getting its first revamp

A CAF: which gives homeless people and ex-offenders on the job training and experience, is getting a makeover by Swedish design company Ikea.

The Crisis Skylight Café in Commercial Street, on the Shoreditch - Aldgate borders , is getting its first revamp since opening in 2004 from designers at Ikea.

Joanna Taylor, Manager of Crisis Skylight cafe, said: "The best thing about the makeover is that our members will have a more professional environment to work and cook in, and that's so important in terms of day-to-day inspiration.

"It reflects the aspirations we have of all of our members, especially those who have made the café such a great place over the last six years."

The café is open to the public and attracts a following from Shoreditch fashionistas as well as offering training and a gallery space for people who use the services of the homeless charity.

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