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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)

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.


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


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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