A new cafe that helps develop the skills of anyone with a disability was opened yesterday.

Uplands Enterprise Trust, which helps support young people with a disability and their families, opened the cafe in Upper Stratton at the Meadowcroft Community Centre.

They prepare anyone with a disability over 18 for working life by developing their skills and offering them work experience.

Hayley Farmer, skills for work manager at UET said: “They gave us this great opportunity to have it here.

"It’s out first day being open as part of the skills for work programme and it’s been very successful so far.”

Lisa Harding, director of operations at UET said: “It’s been a good start. It’s made for young people to help them to get experience and if this cafe goes well then we are hoping to expand.”

Mavis Warne, 78, went along to the cafe.

She said: “It’s important because there so many people who need their help and support.”

It will be open every Tuesday from 10.15am until 12.45pm.