The café is open four days per week, supporting three vocational training participants at a time, who rotate to gain experience in roles – taking orders, meal preparation and waiting. Members experience an increase in confidence and the development of both individual and team-working skills. We have also become an official member of the Chatty Café scheme with volunteers hosting a chatty table one day per week which is open to anyone who would like to talk to someone.

I’ve been volunteering here for 3 years now – I used to always burn the toast! Now I take all the orders by myself and am looking at applying for jobs with my mum!