Aspire teams up with RDaSH & Flourish as work on Wellbean café begins

Work is set to start on a new-look Wellbean coffee lounge at Tickhill Road Hospital in Balby.

On Tuesday 8 March the existing coffee shop to the left of the hospital entrance closed for refurbishment work to make way for the brand new coffee lounge, which will provide patients, visitors, volunteers and staff with a modern facility to relax, enjoy high quality barista-style coffees, speciality teas and a whole range of other refreshments, along with access to healthy hot and cold snacks.

And it’s not just customers who will benefit from the new café. The WellBean Coffee Lounge will offer a place for recovery and wellbeing to volunteers and carers, who will also be provided with the opportunity to follow a vocational pathway.

Lisa Grandcourt, Head of Facilities for RDaSH said: “This is an exciting collaboration which sees us working in partnership with community interest company Flourish Enterprises and Aspire Drug and Alcohol Service to offer a range of opportunities for volunteers and carers.”

Aspire Service Manager Stuart Green said: “We have a thriving network of peer mentors and volunteers in Doncaster and the WellBean Coffee Lounge has the opportunity to provide a platform to support people to recover and thrive in the wider community. We hope it will help break down stigma about services and volunteering as well as offer a place for people to connect learn and relax.”

Flourish Enterprises Operational Manager Wendy Parkes said: “We’re delighted to be involved in this exciting new initiative.

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Published 15th March 2017

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