We’re the 'Roving Reporters’, from @Worle, North Somerset. We’re a group of people with learning disabilities who attend various community events as budding reporters. This all forms part of our continued learning, and the skills we develop are really valuable. Hopefully one day these skills will help us to get paid jobs.
Today is our official opening, and I'm so excited! I’ve been working at Fresh Ground Café for about five weeks since its opening, as a café assistant and I’m enjoying every day of it. I’m on a work trial which if I'm successful, leads to six months paid employment at the café. We opened five weeks ago but it was what they call a quiet opening. Today is in fact the official opening!
My name's Gaby and I'm a Social Enterprise Assistant with Brandon Trust. I’ve recently been involved in organising ‘consultations’ for people we support attending Herefordshire day opportunities. Consultations was an event that gave both families and people we support the opportunity to meet key people from Brandon and discuss their service. As Brandon only began working in Herefordshire in September 2014, consultations are an important first step to building good partnerships across the county.