Red Route Café, based in Hackney, has double celebrations this month. The café is completing its first year of trading as a Social enterprise and its first apprentice is completing his first year by becoming a paid employee.
The Café was setup by CSV-Community Service Volunteers with Springboard Hackney, a charity who help local young people between 16 and 24, through a number of creative training options and events. This includes providing work experience to help trainees get a job, by increasing their skills, confidence and self-esteem. The Café also helps people with learning difficulties and those who have been long-term unemployed gain work experience within the management of the cafe. Continue reading