No Limits Café Kitchen Hub based in Newton Abbot has linked with national charity, the Rees Foundation, to offer a safe social space for care experienced people to access useful information and connect with support in the vibrant atmosphere of the No Limits cafe.
Established by Foster carer Jan Rees OBE in 2013, the Rees Foundation provides support and financial assistance to care experienced people of any age. The charity sees massive potential in the collaboration as they have been impressed with the No Limit’s dedication to meeting the needs of people in their local community.
The dynamic No Limits team engage with people of all ages through the coffee shop in Sherborne Road Newton Abbot which also acts as a community hub offering support for people in the community. This project builds on the established strengths and resources offered by both organisations.
The Rees Foundation already has affiliated community cafes in other locations, but the collaboration with No Limits is the first of its kind in the South West – a move the charity hopes will be the first of many.
The collaboration means the No Limits team are trained in issues impacting care experienced people and will also be trained in mental health first aid by the Rees Foundation. The café has a ‘Rees Champion’ who will be able to give information on all projects offered by the Foundation and the use of IT allows access to some of the great services offered by the Support Workers located at the Rees Foundation. A representative from Devon County Council Children’s Services also acts as a Rees Champion to promote the project.
A Rees Guest Card is available to all care experienced people, which provides free hot drinks and discounts on food offered at the café. For more information, go to the Rees website,
www.reesfoundation.org, call in store or call 0330 094 5645 or 01527 916559
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