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Blend Café Project - Shiregreen

Charlotte Jordan from Shiregreen in Sheffield has launched a new career after taking part in an initiative from Sanctuary and Blend – a unique restaurant focused on enhancing people’s lives.

A 12-week course offering specialist catering training gave local people the chance to prepare for future employment in the food industry.

Charlotte said: “I started the Blend project at a very low time in my life, and it became so much more than just a training course.”

Following her initial two weeks on the programme, Charlotte was offered a volunteer role, and now works front of house at Blend’s Sheffield restaurant. She said: “Not only has the course provided me with paid employment, but it’s given me back my emotional and mental stability. The improvement it’s made to my way of life is incredible.”