It's hard to exaggerate the effect this experience has had on me. I really do look at the world differently now.
For those individuals with more complex disabilities our cafe has had a very noticeable effect on confidence and self-esteem – a crucial first rung on the ladder. For the more able we are proving a genuine stepping stone to employment and independence. In September 2014, four young people started with us on 18 month apprenticeships in partnership with Abingdon & Witney College – an Oxfordshire first for people with learning disabilities.