Whistle-stop Café, the latest Working Together project, opened for business in February this year. Part funded by LEADER and with match funding provided by Brothers of Charity Services (Scotland) the small 20 seat café based in Tweedbank alongside our other Social Enterprises Green Works and Bread Works, provides trainings and work experience opportunities for adult’s with learning disabilities to gain the skills required for accessing employment opportunities within their local community.
Trainees working in the Café enterprise not only learn about customer service, food hygiene, how to wait tables, and take orders but also have the opportunity to develop key skills such as communication and teamwork which are necessary when seeking employment.
The café which is currently open Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, provides light lunches daily as well as a selection of scones, tray bakes and cakes. A variety of teas, coffees and soft drinks are also on the menu.
There is a children’s play area and there also baby changing facilities.