Café 1668

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Opening hours are from:

9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

Café 1668 is a social café with three core beliefs informing our work:

 

We believe that anyone can find themselves in need of a helping hand and, if we can, we should offer support

 

Food waste is avoidable; it is both detrimental to our environment and heart breaking when so many adults and children live with hunger as a part of their daily lives

 

Employment and skills can make a real difference to building positivity in our futures and life chances

Profile

Title:

Café 1668

 

Purpose:

As a social café, Café 1668 hosts a safe place for vulnerable people to get a meal, as well as offering all the amenities of a social enterprise Café.  The Café facilitates a food larder, and works alongside the Community Justice Partnership in facilitating a safe place for individuals involved in the criminal justice environment.

Goal:

To reduce food waste, support vulnerable members of the community, promote employability, and offer a safe place with no questions asked policy.

How you do this work:

By providing a 1-to-1 space, hosting a link worker who can offer support and sign posting, we provide volunteering opportunities and work training, additionally we host a community larder and use food that would otherwise be wasted. All this is done working in close partnership with other organisations and businesses.

Meet the Team

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Link Worker

Jill Murray

Jill’s role is to provide a person-centred service that is responsive to vulnerable individuals aspirations and needs of people using Café 1668 within the community. Jill will identify, support, advice and signpost individuals seeking support to relevant agencies that offer the best service required for the individual’s needs.

Jill also has the responsibility of managing the day to day ‘front of house’ of Café 1668, meeting and greeting paying members of the public, taking food orders, and assisting, as necessary. 

Jill also works closely with local Community Justice organisations this is in collaboration with HMP Inverness, criminal justice social work and NHS Highland to improve the integration of people released from the local prison.

Project Co-ordinator

Roy Harrison

Roy’s role is the responsibility for supporting the ongoing development and future pathway for within the HTSI,'s ‘Café 1668’ in Inverness.   

This includes supervising and supporting staff, paid and voluntary, ensuring compliance, financial processes and safety measures are all in place. Roy is also required to be innovative, socially conscious, and be aware of possible opportunities which can be harnessed within these activities to tackle inequality and disadvantage.

He is also required to work collectively across the wider HTSI organisation collaboratively, to form and maintain key relationships with organisations, stakeholders and funders as necessary within the overall remit.

Recovery Café Co-ordinator

Ian Legg

Ian is responsible for the day to day running of the café and the supervision of a team of volunteers. Responsible for the delivery of learning programmes/opportunities and workshops promoting enhanced employment/transition prospects, healthier lifestyle choices and tackling poverty, social isolation, and inequality.

Ian is also required to train volunteers to enable them to prepare and serve food, ensuring that they enjoy an excellent experience. Key to his role is the development of relationships with external collaborators and suppliers such as supermarkets and other organisations or services tackling poverty and inequality.