Catering in the north west
Self Unlimited runs both the Pavilion café and the Old Stables Tea Room at Witton Park near Blackburn. We also run the café at Darwen Leisure Centre, on behalf of Blackburn with Darwen council.
Witton Park Cafés
The cafés at Witton Park are open to the public, providing a range of hot food and snacks for visitors to the area. They also cater for additional events such as cross country running, Race for Life and the annual country fair.
We employ six people with learning disabilities at the cafés, and they are involved in all the day to day jobs including: preparing food, stocking shelves and displays, cooking, serving customers and cleaning the café and kitchen.
Darwen Leisure Centre Café
We support eight people with learning disabilities to work here and they are involved with all aspects of the day to day running of the café.
We provide work-based training for those who are interested in pursuing a catering career or those who may just want to improve their skills for cooking at home.
Individuals can undertake training accredited by Open College Network open awards to help their transition towards work.
Our supported employment advisor helps people seeking employment to find suitable opportunities.