An innovative and exciting new project was officially launched on Friday 9th February at leading disability charity, Enham Trust, based in Andover, Hampshire.
The Enham Trust Café provides an opportunity for disabled people to undertake café training supported by volunteers and staff. The training programme includes developing skills in food hygiene, food preparation, health and safety, customer service and kitchen skills, enabling disabled people to gain skills and confidence in hospitality and catering, supporting their future development.
The Enham Trust Café is fully accessible in design, with rise and fall work surfaces, and room to navigate easily in a wheelchair making it a completely inclusive environment. The café was designed in partnership with the charity’s Client Design Panel, who were instrumental in deciding all design and decoration features.
“The Café will benefit residents, clients and volunteers to gain skills, confidence and also to reduce social isolation.” Comments Sir Freddie Viggers, as he cut the ribbon and officially opened the Café.
Hannah Leicester, Head of Income Generation at Enham Trust, also commented:
“We would like to thank all our generous funders for making this project a reality. The Morrisons Foundation, a charity set up by the supermarkets initial donation of over £98,000 made the project a reality, with then other significant support from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund, The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust, Compton Housing Association and Beaulieu Beaufort Foundation.
“Funders such as these enable local charities like us, to build and expand current and new services. We are excited to be offering volunteering opportunities at our new café for disabled people that we support to build skills and experience for their future.”
The opening of the Enham Trust Café has created some fantastic volunteering opportunities with us. Volunteering is a great way build up your CV, learn new skills, and make a difference to the lives of thousands of disabled people every year.
If you are interested in volunteering at our new innovative café, then please visit our website’s volunteering opportunities page here – https://www.enhamtrust.org.uk/support-us/volunteering/volunteering-opportunities
If you would like to know more about the Enham Trust Café, please visit www.enhamtrust.org.uk/cafe.