Wednesday, 24 May 2017 11:38

Meet & Eat Cafe

The Meet & Eat Cafe is open Mondays - Fridays from 9:15am - 3:30pm.

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Eat That Frog have been working from Scott Business Park in the Meet and Eat Cafe since September 2016, supporting 12 young learners who have educational health care plans, and need qualifications and support to transition into the world of work. We work to each learner’s strengths and needs, focusing on who they are and how we can support them as an individual. We tailor their studies to suit them, including Media, IT, Computer Games, Sport and independent living skills. Whilst including real work experiences, some of our learners have been working in the Café, providing a delicious healthy options menu. We’ve seen a massive improvement in their skills, knowledge and confidence, with three young people deciding they’d like to progress and work in the catering industry. Scott Business Park is a good venue for our learners – it’s very different to schools and colleges, offering a real work/industrial environment and this means they’re more open to engaging with us, as they see it as something new and more ‘grown-up’. We’ve quickly become part of the local community, gaining support from nearby businesses, giving our learners vital insights into how different companies work and how to get employment.

The Wolseley Trust staff in the Jan Cutting Centre are always very supportive and have helped us in a variety of ways. We work with Job Centre Plus to provide information, advice and guidance to people to help them get paid work or to progress their careers. Running workshops and holistic support sessions from the Jan Cutting Centre, we have been able to assist local people in a variety of ways; with business support for self-employment, helping them understand changes in the benefits system and then signposting them onto further training or advice with health or money issues. In the future, we’re planning further qualifications, traineeships and apprenticeships for learners at the Wolseley Trust, enabling them to succeed in getting sustainable paid work. We’re also developing horticulture provision in the Wolseley Trust’s Patchwork Garden - we hope to turn this into a space for us to deliver some forest school sessions and grow fresh produce to use at the Café.

Eat That Frog are loving working with the Wolseley Trust, myself and my catering students love working in the café. We are pleased to give the young adults an opportunity to work in such a wonderful environment with such friendly people to help them gain confidence and life skills. – Jo Deacon, Eat That Frog Staff Member

Working at Eat That Frog has really helped me and my confidence. I really enjoy working and serving the customers. – Charlotte, Eat That Frog, Student

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Wolseley Trust Business Park
Unit 3
Wolseley Close

Tel: 01752 607449