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Travellers in Mind Cafe Gallery & Catering Project

Vale of Glamorgan

Voluntary Organisation - voluntary work experience    

Summary of aims & objectives:

Travellers in Mind Café Gallery is a supported work experience project based in the café at Barry Railway Station, Broad Street, Barry. It aims to support people recovering from mental health problems to:

• Re-adjust to a working environment

• Gain confidence and self esteem

• Utilise existing skills

• Develop new skills including outside catering

• Assist with vocational opportunities

The café also functions as the Travellers Gallery with exhibitions in partnership with Vale of Glamorgan Artists (VOGA)

Services: 
The café provides volunteer work experience in a friendly and welcoming work environment with support to move on to vocational or educational goals. The café opens Monday-Friday from 7am-1pm. It also provides the base for Catering in Mind which provides a catering service across Cardiff and the Vale using the projects refrigerated van. A sandwich run to local offices and a home made cake baking service are also provided.

People have a chance to learn a range of skills including:

  • Catering skills
  • Handling money
  • Customer service
  • Health and hygiene
  • Food preparation
  • Baking
  • Driving
  • Business skills

Placements at the café will be tailored to people’s vocational needs.

Referrals:

Contact the number below to find out more and to initiate the referral process.  Self referrals welcome.

Contacts:

Project location: Travellers Café Gallery, Barry Railway Station Café, Broad St, Barry.
 
Please send post to Mind in the Vale, 29 Tynewydd Road, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan  CF62 8HB.
 
Tel: 01446 730 792
email: admin@mindinthevale.org.uk
 
Updated September 2010

 

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