Support

Thank you to the numerous individuals and organisations that have provided

financial support and products to help with set-up costs..

 

Since opening the cafe in December 2019 we have received glowing reviews (100% five star to date), excellent coverage in the local press and even a slot on ITV Local News.

We have 5 paid individuals with learning disability in paid employment. We have received applications and interest from more than 30 local individuals and would like to be able to offer more jobs. 

We are looking to further develop our facilities. Our next priority is to purchase a commercial dishwasher and open up the rooms beyond the current customer and kitchen area.

Other plans include renovating our existing toilet to be fully accessible. We also have a courtyard

that will be perfect for outside tables and growing some produce and flowers.

 

Extending our facilities will focus on creating greater community involvement and

providing more disability employment opportunities. Ideas are welcome!

 

We are applying for grants and extending our fundraising campaign to move this forward.

If you would like to donate, please click here:

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Initiatives

In May 2019 the Government announced a revised target to increase employment figures for disabled people. It is aiming to increase disabled employment by 16% by 2027. 

Follow this link for more details: 

https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7540

Organisations

See below details of other organisations that promote disability employment: 

Evenbreak - a company specialising in the recruitment of disabled people   https://www.evenbreak.co.uk/en

The Clear Company - a company with an HR focus on diversity

https://theclearcompany.co.uk/

Ridi - recruitment advising disability institute

https://ridi.org.uk/

 

Vercida - excellence in diversity awards

https://www.vercida.com/uk/awards/excellence-in-diversity-awards

 

APSCo - diversity and inclusion awards

https://www.apsco.org/about-the-awards.aspx

Social Enterprise Disability Employment Mark

https://www.socialenterprisemark.org.uk/the-social-enterprise-disability-employment-mark/

Positive About Disabled People

https://www.pagepersonnel.co.uk/advice/management-advice/legal-updates/positive-about-disabled-people

Disability Rights Handbook 

https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/shop/disability-rights-handbook-2019-2020

A Dozen Brilliant Reasons to Employ Disabled People by Jane Hatton

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dozen-Briilian-Reasons-Em/dp/1910090735

Books

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