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CFHS community cafe visits

CFHS is holding three more community café learning visits, on 4, 12 and 19 October. The three community cafes hosting the visits – the Annexe Café, Windmills Café and Fly Cup Catering – have been running successfully for several years.  The aim of the visit is to provide opportunities for café staff, volunteers and managers meet other café practitioners, and share ideas and good practice.

Places on all the visits are available for anyone involved in running or setting up a community café (staff, volunteers, managers or board/management committee members) or those who support people with learning disabilities and plan to develop food activities as part of their work (particularly the visits to Windmills Cafe and Fly Cup Catering).

The visit on 4 October is to the Annexe Café in Glasgow. The café is part of Annexe Communities, an organisation which provides health and wellbeing initiatives in West Glasgow, especially for people facing social disadvantage. The visit starts at 12 p.m. with lunch. 8 places are available. Annexe Café is very close to Kelvinhall and Partick Underground stations, and Partick train station.

The visit on 12 October is to Windmills Café in Motherwell town centre. The café was established to provide meaningful work experience and training for young adults aged 18-25 that have a learning disability. It provides a 3-year training opportunity which included catering, employment experience and employment placements. The trainees are involved in all aspects of running the café. The visit starts at 10.15 a.m. and lunch is provided. 20 places are available. Windmills Café is a few minutes’ walk from Motherwell Train Station: there is also ample car parking close by.

The visit on 19 October is to Fly Cup Catering in Inverurie. Based in an industrial area on the edge of the town, it runs a busy café, outside catering, and produces bakery goods which are sold through local businesses. Fly Cup Catering was also established to provide opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. The visit starts at 11 a.m. Lunch is also provided. 8 places are available. If required, transport will be arranged from and to Inverurie Train Station.

To book a place, please email Anne,, 0131 314 5428.


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