MP visits cafe launched to give disabled people work experience

27 July, 2012 No Comments

July 27, 2012

MP Julian Huppert is to have a behind-the-scenes tour of a new community café launched in Cambridge to give disabled people training and work experience. 

Julian will visit the Cornerstone Café in Mill Road on Tuesday (July 31) ahead of its official launch in the autumn to coincide with the start of the new academic year.

 The café has been set up by Papworth Trust, a leading disability charity which supports over 20,000 people each year through a wide range of services. 

As well as providing a meeting place for the local community the café will offer disabled people aged 16 and over the chance to learn new skills in a real work setting. 

Julian said: “I am really looking forward to my visit and finding out more about this excellent project. 

“We all know the job market is incredibly tough, but it can be considerably harder for those coping with a disability. Work experience and training are the key to securing employment and being able to learn new skills in a friendly, relaxed environment is a great opportunity. 

“I wish the Cornerstone Café every success for the future.” 

 

The café is fully accessible and ideal for anyone who uses a wheelchair or pushchair. It serves a range of fresh food and drinks.

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