Alana House Community Café

Alana House has launched a new community café to help women who attend the project to learn and practise valuable new skills.

The new community café is open every Friday morning from 10.30am until 12pm for Alana House clients, PACT staff and volunteers as well as invited professional guests.

The cafe will offer home-baked cakes and biscuits as well as hot drinks served by Alana House women to a professional standard. Guests will be asked to make a suggested non-compulsory donation of £1 per drink or piece of cake, with all funds raised being used to run and support the café.

Only those Alana House women who have completed barista and food and hygiene training will be able to help out in the café on a rota basis. Unfortunately at this time we cannot host any children in the café, due to capacity and the space we have.

The café has been launched to help give Alana House women the chance to learn new skills and to practise these in a friendly and non-judgemental space, helping to boost their confidence and enhance their employability prospects.

The project has been made possible by funding from the Ministry of Justice and support from local organisations, including Kingdom Coffee, which provided barista skills training, and IKEA, which donated a new kitchen plus furniture and accessories.

Alana House ladies and PACT staff who would like to attend the café are asked to email Alanahousecafe@pactcharity.org with details of who is coming and which Friday date(s) they would like to attend. Please note we are currently unable to accommodate children.

We will be reviewing how the café is working so any feedback from people who have attended would be most welcome! Feedback can be emailed to Laura via Alanahousecafe@pactcharity.org