Plas Hyfryd has been an exciting and pioneering venture for Vision 21. Many local authorities are realising that social enterprises have much to offer.The entrepreneurial and business-like nature of social enterprise has the potential to bring service improvements, excellent quality, cost effective goods and services as well as closeness to the community it serves.
Plas Hyfryd offers realistic work based learning as well as a number of employment opportunities for people with learning needs who have reached a certain level of proficiency in their catering skills. It has provided employment for 2 trainees with learning needs as a progression from their catering training.
Full Circle also offers 5 training places per day for people with learning needs, who wish to develop their catering skills, from Caerphilly and the surrounding area.
Trainees attend Full Circle from 9am-3pm
The training in Plas Hyfryd encourages students to develop both social and customer care skills, at the same time as providing a service to the residents who live in the development.
Trainees learn about working in a commercial kitchen setting as part of a catering team. They receive on the job catering training. Both practical and theoretical aspects of the programmes are delivered to awarding body and industry standards. Learners are taught to uphold all necessary health and safety regulations and procedures.
A person centred training plan is developed for each student, which includes skills such as:
Vision 21 partnered with United Welsh Housing Association in 2010, and since then has been providing the catering 7 days a week, 365 days a year, for its purpose built residential Housing with Care scheme. Plas Hyfryd is located at the top of Nantgarw Hill in Caerphilly.
The scheme provides independent, secure self-contained flats and services for people over 55 years of age.Full Circle restaurant provides catering for up to 60 residents and offers a set menu as well as daily specials. All the specials are home made with an emphasis on locally sourced food where possible. The Vision 21 catering team meet regularly with residents to discuss menus, needs and wishes.
Plas Hyfryd provides an outstanding and highly professional buffet service:
To order a buffet please contact Full Circle at Plas Hyfryd direct.
Full Circle at Plas Hyfryd,
74 Ffordd y Maes, Caerphilly