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Red Route Cafe

Pic: Seb Taylor: View outside the cafe in Hackney, East London.

Pic: Seb Taylor: View outside the cafe in Hackney, East London.

By Sonia

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

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Week 4: Red Route Cafe photo essay

Pic: Seb Taylor: View outside the cafe in Hackney, East London.

Pic: Seb Taylor: View outside the cafe in Hackney, East London.

Pic: Seb Taylor: Former volunteer, now cafe apprentice Patryk Stefanowicz.

Pic: Seb Taylor: Former volunteer, now cafe apprentice Patryk Stefanowicz.

Pic: Seb Taylor: Patryk at work in the cafe.

Pic: Seb Taylor: Patryk at work in the cafe.

Pic: Seb Taylor: Main counter in the cafe.

Pic: Seb Taylor: Main counter in the cafe.

Patryk preparing coffee in cafe

Patryk preparing coffee in cafe

Pic: Seb Taylor: Pic: Cafe counter and door to CVS  volunteering and learning charity next door, who provide volunteers for the cafe.

Pic: Seb Taylor: Pic: Cafe counter and door to CVS volunteering and learning charity next door, who provide volunteers for the cafe.

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Social enterprise, Red Route Café, opens in Hackney

Social Enterprise

A Social Enterprise

A new Café opened this week, in response to the 2011 riots, to offer young people training, work experience and volunteering, opportunities in the local community.

The Red Route Café on Lower Clapton Road, was developed through the fund raising efforts of CSV Springboard Hackney learning center. Lord Levy, Richard Lockwood, and well known music mogul Pete Waterman, were all present at the opening event.

Lord Levy also spoke of the potential of the venture, “I’ve no doubt the social enterprise will be a wonderful opportunity for our young learners, to gain crucial skills and training”.

Please visit their website, for more information.

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