Café gets funding boost towards pilot work experience scheme

PUBLISHED: 13:00 14 December 2019 | UPDATED: 13:40 20 December 2019

The Strawberry Line Caf� received �3,000 in funding. Picture: Anne-Marie Rogers

The Strawberry Line Caf� received �3,000 in funding. Picture: Anne-Marie Rogers

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A café which helps people with learning disabilities has received a funding boost.

The Strawberry Line Café, in Yatton, has received a grant of £3,000 through Quartet Community Foundation toward the cost of a pilot work experience placement.

The café, in Yatton Railway Station, was set up in response to the lack of opportunities for people with learning disabilities in North Somerset.

It employs and trains adults with learning disabilities and has been running since December 2010.

Ann Ramsay, from the café, said: "Adults with learning difficulties still face many barriers to getting employment and very few opportunities for paid employment exist, even when they get work, they earn a lot less.

"This grant from Quartet Community Foundation means we can offer local people with learning disabilities greater opportunities for work experience and help in gaining work skills."


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