The Butterfly Community Cafe CIC

Butterfly Cafe

Work-life skills for a better future

A new enterprise  to train young people with severe learning disabilities/difficulties

We are a Berkshire-based not-for-profit community interest company formed to set up a coffee van to teach life skills to young people with severe/specific learning disabilities. 

There is a huge need for social enterprises like this in the U.K to focus on what our young people CAN DO to make a contribution to society, whilst increasing their independence, reducing social isolation, and contributing to good mental health.

We believe young people with learning disabilities have the right to work, to have the same opportunities as their mainstream counterparts and to live life to the full.

Our Mission

  1. To provide a training and work placement giving experience and opportunities for age 14+ with severe learning disabilities (SLD) to bridge the gap between education and supported internships/employment.

  2. Students to gain experience of running/working for a real business.

  3. To provide social engagement and integration between young people with special educational needs (SEN) and their local community.

  4. To raise awareness of SEN and to showcase the students’ skills and what contribution they can make to society.

  5. To use local suppliers as much as possible to create a partnership with the local community.

  6. To give young people with SLD the chance to succeed, increase independence, decrease social isolation, and contribute to good overall mental health.

Who to contact

07979 018705 07979 018705
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This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.


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