Participants with mental ill health, autism or a learning disability are involved in all aspects of running the shop, which includes creating product displays and serving customers. This provides valuable customer service and retail experience, alongside accredited qualifications. This is a great opportunity for developing confidence, communication and employability.
In addition to running the shop, the site delivers daily sessions upstairs to build participants’ confidence, develop socials skills and improve quality of life by helping to remove some of the barriers individuals face. Participants get involved in learning basic skills e.g. cookery, handling money, and develop through therapeutic training, vocational skills and creativity.