The Shed Cafe relaunches after successful trial

The Shed Cafe at Oakham, which is reopening for five months. From left, volunteer Daniel Billsdon, volunteer Lorna Earle, supervisor Angie Dalby and volunteer Sarah-Jane Hollingworth.'Photo: MSMP100413-011ow
The Shed Cafe at Oakham, which is reopening for five months. From left, volunteer Daniel Billsdon, volunteer Lorna Earle, supervisor Angie Dalby and volunteer Sarah-Jane Hollingworth.'Photo: MSMP100413-011ow
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A cafe which offers people with additional needs the opportunity to gain experience of work has reopened.

The Shed Cafe in Melton Road, Oakham, was relaunched by Rutland County Council and volunteers on Wednesday 
last week following two successful trial periods.

The venue is run by adults with additional needs, providing them with valuable work experience in a real life environment and essential life skills.

Customers are welcome to enjoy snacks and hot and cold drinks in a cosy atmosphere.

The cafe will open its doors every Wednesday, from 10am to 1.30pm, for five months.

The cafe was launched by Rutland County Council on a trial basis in July last year and again over Christmas, proving to be popular during both periods.

The most recent opening raised £170 which will be put back into the project to help with running costs and 
events.

A Rutland County Council spokesman said: “The cafe was run throughout the summer holidays proving to be a great success and it is hoped that the same will happen again during spring this year.”

The project is being supported by Rutland County Council, Lands’ End and Oakham Baptist Church.

For more information about The Shed Cafe, visit www.facebook.com/shedcafeoakham