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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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