Episode #48 with Fairshot Café founder Bianca Tavella
In her mid twenties Bianca Tavella has overcome significant barriers including funding, COVID-19 and her age to ensure her dream of a social enterprise café becomes a reality and she is almost there having raised thousands of pounds to help launch her enterprise.
Fair Shot Cafe is a unique start-up social enterprise cafe that will bring training and future employment to disabled young adults in West London UK in the setting of a high-end stylish coffee shop. Fair Shot cafes offer Traineeships to help young people transition to Apprenticeships and finally to permanent paid employment. The Fair Shot cafe focuses on 16-24 year olds who have mild to moderate learning disabilities. This group are very capable, needing only a little support and are the most likely to find sustainable employment. 50% of the Fair Shot Cafe workforce have disabilities.
‘I would like for people to see our unique employability model and know that they can replicate it elsewhere to help other people with learning disabilities. They get involved in food prep, there’s working on the till, customer service and food hygiene… all of these skills quite naturally for them.’
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