Restaurant to be refurbished for more training

Create started six years ago, training people from vulnerable backgrounds, helping them find a path back into work and in the process to get their lives back.

Over the six years we have experimented with lots of different types of work environments which have provided people with the experience they needed to get a hand up into work. We have run a cleaning company, a retro boutique, made cosmetics and run a catering business. However to most people we have become best known for our restaurant and cafés and have won awards for the quality of the food we have made.

However throughout this journey our passion has remained the same, helping the hardest to reach people in our community, and with your support we have managed to support over 500 people.

However we are not a charity. As a social enterprise we pay the same commercial rents as any other restaurant chain and but have had higher costs because of the extra support work we do. So in today’s harsh economy we have had to look really hard at how we can continue helping the maximum number of people whilst dealing with some tough commercial realities.

You will be pleased to hear that we have come up with a plan which involves refurbishing some of our space and carrying out a restructuring of our operations. Unfortunately this means we need to close the restaurant whilst we complete the work.

We will keep you posted on how the work is going, on our web site, and you can still visit us at our Wakefield Café, located at the heart of the new public space in the centre of town.

In the mean time we would like to thank you for all your continued support and the massive help this has given to those who need it most along the way.

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