Community cafe, a social enterprise

Our community cafe in Church Street, Norton has a warm friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome.

The cafe is run as a social enterprise and is partly staffed by users on permitted work scheme.  The permitted work scheme offers work experience to people on long-term benefits and a pathway back into work.  It builds confidence and self-esteem by allowing people to apply their skills and receive modest payment, which then leads to empowerment and independence.  Additionally it gives structure and purpose for people and allows them to access training to further extend their skills.

Volunteers are also an important part of the cafe and in turn, they benefit in a similar way, gaining self-confidence and the opportunity to build their individual skills.

We provide home cooked meals, delicious cakes and puddings and a variety of drinks all at a very reasonable cost.  We use locally sourced produce where possible and grow our own vegetables at our allotment.

What we offer

  • Hot delicious homemade lunches £3.95
  • Drinks
  • Takeaways
  • Buffets for special occasions on request, in or out.

Our service has built a strong base around the community café – it’s the hub of Next Steps and an innovative way of supporting users.

If you are interested in getting work experience or volunteering a few hours in the cafe please call our office on 01653 690854 and talk to Mike.