Day centre opens café


Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Newham Council has opened a new £125,000 café at the Greenhill Centre, which provides daytime activities and training for people with physical and/or sensory impairment. Not only does it turn over more than £200 a day ­ it offers an external buffet service and is also registered to offer training in food hygiene for the council. It is hoped that in time, the food hygiene course and an NVQ in hospitality and catering will also be offered free-of-charge to people receiving benefits, particularly people with disabilities and socially-excluded groups. The Greenhill Centre, which has operated for 30 years, provides employment opportunities such as the café, training opportunities such as Learn Direct, woodwork, pottery, craft and gardening, and provides advice and support to people who attend the centre to enable them to live independently at home. The project was funded from two sources: £50,000 was obtained through the council¹s Access to Excellence SRB Programme. The remaining £75,000 was raised by staf





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