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New café is ready to open in Easton-on-the-Hill near Stamford

A community café staffed by young people with Down's Syndrome opens next week.

The Birch Tree Café is located at the former primary school in New Road, Easton-on-the-Hill.

It was set up by the charity T-21 with the aim of providing meaningful opportunities for over 18s who have Down's Syndrome.

Trustees, volunteers and supporters at the Birch Tree Café
Trustees, volunteers and supporters at the Birch Tree Café

The café will offer training and work experience for up to 20 people each week.

Chairman of trustees, Maggie Scott, and her husband Sandy have overseen the £250,000 renovation work.

She said: "It's all about changing people's lives for the better."

The café will be partly staffed by young people who have Down’s Syndrome. Training and therapy will be provided on site, and they will be accompanied by carers and professional staff.

The café has been open for friends and family to visit this week, but will open fully to the public from 10am on Tuesday (January 25).

Its opening hours will be Tuesday to Saturday from 10am until 4pm.

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