Full Circle catering in Nantyglo was started following the success of our first partnership project with United Welsh Housing in Caerphilly.
Like our project in Caerphilly, Full Circle catering in Nantyglo 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. The project has already provided employment for 1 student with learning needs, as a progression from his catering training, as well as a number of volunteering opportunities.
Full circle offers 4 training places per day for people with learning needs from the Ebbw Vale area who wish to develop their catering skills. The training in Full Circle encourages trainees to develop both social and customer care skills, as well as provide a service to the residents who live in the development.
Student training hours are: Weekdays only from: 9am – 3pm
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 plan is developed for each student, which includes skills such as:
Full Circle catering at Nantyglo also run a small coffee shop within the housing with care facility offering tea coffee and cakes. This adds valuable additional training opportunities for students such as using a till, customer care and additional responsibility.
Vision 21 works in partnership with United Welsh Housing Association and provides catering 7 days a week, 365 days a year, for its purpose built residential Housing with Care scheme which is located on the edge of the town of Nantyglo. 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.
Main Kitchen, Llys Nant y Mynydd
Hospital Road, Ebbw Vale
Gwent, NP23 4LY