Berkshire

Age Concern charity cafe opens in Maidenhead town hall

A community cafe staffed by older people and volunteers has opened in Berkshire.

The facility, in Maidenhead Town Hall, is being run by the charity Age Concern Slough and Berkshire East (AGSBE).

The cafe offers training and work experience for adults with learning difficulties. All profits will go to the charity.

The cafe space is being leased from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead under a five-year agreement.

The team will work closely with the authority's Ways Into Work scheme

AGSBE chief executive Tracey Morgan said: "We are delighted to have the chance to develop opportunities for older workers and those with learning difficulties."

Conservative borough councillor Simon Dudley said the venture was "in the spirit of the Big Society".

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