An innovative coffee and craft shop that offers delicious culinary treats to the community and supports adults with learning disabilities has sent out a special Mother’s Day invitation this year.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Learning Curve Coffee and Craft shop is the perfect place to visit if you are looking for a special gift for mum on Mothering Sunday, or want to treat her to breakfast, cake or even ice cream in the run-up to the day itself.
Importantly, the venue also serves as a vocational training centre for adults with learning disabilities, offering work experience placements where they can secure skills in fields such as catering, business and customer service.
To date, over 100 adults have secured life-changing training and skills via the café, thanks to a partnership between the Council and Q Care Ltd, with three service users securing permanent employment at the venue including Jayne.
Talbot Green Coffee and Craft Shop is open from 9am to 4pm on weekdays and 9am to 1.45pm on Saturdays.
It serves a range of delicious hot and cold food, including full breakfasts, jacket potatoes, panninis and toasties, sandwiches, wraps and baguettes, salads, a kids’ menu, cakes, scones, luxury ice cream and a range of coffees and teas.
“Our Learning Curve Coffee and Craft Shop really serves up a treat, providing a fantastic service to the community and enabling adults with learning disabilities to maintain independence by providing skills, training and employment.
“It offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere where you can relax with a hot drink and delicious snack and enjoy the lovely arts and crafts that are on display and for sale.
“With Mother’s Day just around the corner, there really is no excuse not to pop in and enjoy a treat! As well as the mouth watering meals, snacks and cakes on offer, the shop has a new craft range, perfect for those looking for something special for Mum this year.
“Also on the menu is the chance to support adults with learning disabilities, who are securing life-changing skills and training via the café. It allows them to maintain independence and benefit from training and work experience.
“To date, over 100 service users have benefited from their time at the café and many have gone on to secure employment.”
Learning Curve’s Talbot Green Coffee and Craft Shop in Talbot Green is open six days a week and all are welcome. It forms part of the wider Learning Curve service, which offers adults with learning disabilities to secure experience, training and employment via a range of venues which also include garden centres and other vocational settings.