AN ANGUS Social Enterprise project will open as a coffee shop in Arbroath next month.
ENABLE Scotland expects to open Darling’s Coffee Shop at 134 High Street in late May and has been funded by the Big Lottery with the aim of developing the employability of young people in Angus with learning difficulties.
Young people who have a learning disability often experience isolation and loneliness, which is in part due to high rates of unemployment for people who have a learning disability. They will take part in a 16-week training course which includes learning skills in food preparation and customer service.
Project Manager Doreen Walkinshaw from ENABLE Scotland explained: “Darling’s Coffee Shop will deliver life transforming employment and opportunities for young people who have a learning disability in Angus as well as serve wonderful food and drink to our customers. In addition it will support our stakeholder organisations in education, the voluntary and statutory sectors to increase their knowledge of effective transition models for young people, achieving a lasting culture change that raises expectations and aspirations”.
Anyone wishing to find out more should contact ENABLE Scotland on 0300 0200101.