Photo: Four Seasons Garden Centre
As the learning rooms enter into the second year they are very excited to tell you about our ongoing plans for The Learning Rooms and everyone involved.
Director, Ruth Wareing said:
“We are very excited to announce that we are taking on Four Seasons garden centre and cafe – 224A Liverpool Road Birkdale Southport PR8 4PD on 1st July 2015 and we will open to the public August 2015. Our clients will work with staff to continue the service this existing business provides to the local community and loyal customers and we also hope to pick more custom up along the way as people hear of the good work we are doing there.
For the month of July our staff and clients will get to find their feet in Four Seasons and will invite friends and family to come along and be served by them so they can practice their skills ready to open their doors to the public in August .
The retail outlet incorporates a garden centre, florists, a lovely gift shop, cafe, seating area inside and outside, a small, enclosed, child friendly garden with small animals and we believe this to be a real asset to the clients of The Learning Rooms.
Anyone who currently attends The Learning Rooms can be assure that none of the activities they come along and enjoy so much will change, they will be able to access everything they currently take part in. Four Seasons is an extension of what they already do and is an essential step in their progression and development”.
As you will remember when we first opened The Learning Rooms our Mission Statement and Core Values were as follows…
We will deliver meaningful and valuable work experience that enables our clients to make the transition to employment in a seamless and effective way as possible. We will offer a safe, inclusive, supported learning and working environment that embraces and is respectful of all faiths, beliefs and traditions of all without prejudice.
We will provide work placements and social opportunities and transitional provision for adults through maintaining links and liaising with similar local organisations, in order to prepare them for the world of work allowing them the awareness of their place in the community.
We will promote an environment where the needs of the local community are consistently met.
We will work and act responsibly and honestly within current legislation and regulations.
The Learning Rooms provides a realistic working environment for people with additional needs to gain life, work and social skills and promote and maintain independence.
This is achieved through a small cafe, horticulture, floristry and retail outlet that serves the local community.
We believe we have been true to these statements, we also promised to open a retail outlet as a progression route for our service users and we feel now is the right time to carry out this promise.
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