National Diversity Awards 2020
We were delighted that CAFE TRACK was nominated in the National Diversity Awards 2020 for the Community Organisation (Disabiity)
"This award applauds groups, charities and voluntary organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to their local community, or nationwide, with diversity as their core focus." National Diversity Awards
Here is more information about Cafe Track, and our story so far
"Café Track not only gives autistic individuals the supportive environment to develop employability skills but has also been a place for people to enjoy food, drink and conversations. The Café hosts a range of local community groups including Talk at Track which was set up by Tim to give a place for autistic adults to meet and discuss employment opportunities and experiences amongst other things. The Café also models the principles which TRACK wants other employers to show, for example it has a 360 degree tour on its website which people can view before their visit should they wish too.
The Café has provided a range of individuals from the local community with the opportunity to develop their employability skills in a supportive environment. This has included people on placements between the age of 16 and later adulthood. As well as the individuals benefitting, the families of these individuals have also been full of praise for the work which TRACK is carrying out. Employers across Northamptonshire are now also benefitting from a diverse range of individuals in their workplace, many of whom are excelling in the new roles
The Café hosts a range of different groups, providing a space for people to discuss a number of things, for example: Crisis Café with the Lowdown to support young people’s mental health; Together Group Tea and Talk – for individuals to get together and discuss general mental health and well-being; Conversation Café.
As well as groups the Café has also engaged with many individuals across the town from a variety of backgrounds, and each customer in the Café is given the opportunity to engage in communication with staff if they should wish too. Staff at the Café are always welcoming and look to meet the individual needs of each customers
So far Cafe Track has supported 26 people into paid employment, and over 50 people in voluntary or work experience placements, showing themselves as an organisation which really is at the heart of the community"