Getting Going in Hospitality

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KeyRing in North Wales is helping the community to adapt, recover and thrive, thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, by supporting local people with a learning disability to build their employment skills. Our Getting Going in Hospitality project begins this month.

Two groups of five people will be trained in a guesthouse setting. They will prepare and make up each other’s rooms, prepare breakfast, learn about food hygiene, fire safety and Covid security and what inspectors are looking for. The project will also invite local business leaders to talk with the group. All of this work will help prepare candidates for future employment. 

The first group will begin their training on Wednesday 18th May.

KeyRing successfully applied for £7,880 from The National Lottery Community Fund for the project.

Tracy Hammond, Director of Innovation at KeyRing said: “Just 5% of people with a learning disability are in work. This lottery funding will help on our journey to remove the barriers to employment that people are facing. It is an exciting opportunity to tap into a wider workforce especially at a time where sectors like hospitality are struggling to recruit.”

Andy Bowlzer, who currently works at the guesthouse said: “I think it will be very good for the people coming here to learn about my job and maybe go on to get a job like mine.  It could be a real opportunity for businesses in this area to find the staff they need.”

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