‘The Learning Rooms’ a newly established, much needed day provision now open to the public in Windsor Road Southport November 21st, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments ‘The Learning Rooms’ a newly established, much needed day provision now open to the public in Windsor Road Southport We are a day provision for adults with additional needs, that myself, Ruth Wareing and a colleague Amanda Doyle have set up in Southport. Pictured above are Amanda (left) & Ruth The provision offers catering through a small cafe that will be open to the public, retail through a small shop that will sell cards made in craft sessions and flowers and floral displays made in floristry and horticulture sessions, We make up weekly flower orders for local businesses. All money taken is invested straight back into the `business` and is run by the service users (no matter their level of ability all people have a role in the `business`) as a small business enterprise scheme as we are non profit making. We want all the people that access our service to feel they have a place in the community and that they are coming top work each day. The cafe and shop will be open between 10am- 3.30pm each day qualifications will be available if required. There are work experience placements available with National Trust and for local businesses ie garden maintenance. The company is a community interest non profit making company and will offer full, half days and holiday placements from ages 14 upwards. We are both qualified in our subject areas and as teachers, assessors and internal verifiers and have taught young people and adults with special needs over a number of years. ‘The Learning Rooms’ aim to open a café and retail outlet in the town centre within 12 months and our service users will run the café using the skills they have learned with support. ‘The Learning Rooms’ take orders for cakes, flowers for all occasions, cards etc. we want to keep numbers of service users per day low to enable us to offer the best support and training possible. Places are now available. ‘The Learning Rooms’ are having a Christmas craft fair on Sunday 8/12/13 from 1-4pm tables are available for a small raffle prize donation, and we also have a drama group on a Tuesday evening between 6.30-8.30 and a performing arts mixed ability theatre group on Thursdays between 6-8 from aged 10 – 25 . ‘The Learning Rooms’ contact number is 01704 620165 and the website is www.thelearningrooms.org.uk and address is 49a Windsor road Southport PR99DB. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!