The Usual Place community café was established to provide high-quality, strengths-based training around catering and hospitality for young adults aged 16-26 with additional support needs, with the aim of enabling them to move on to employment. The café is based in the centre of Dumfries.Read ‘The Usual Place – catering and hospitality skills for young people’ here
Learning disability: case studies
Healthy eating, cooking, growing food and shopping are just some of the independent living skills taken up by people with learning disabilities through community food and health initiatives. Adults with learning disabilities are more likely to have weight problems, so a healthy diet is vital. Just as important, however, is the creative learning environment that helps develop personal and social confidence.