A modern, exciting café and social enterprise in the heart of Norwich.
Stepping Stones Café serves more than just great food and coffee, the cafe is a training and skills social enterprise set up to meet the needs of the young people in YMCA Norfolk’s supported housing services. Many young people come into supported housing because of homelessness, chaotic backgrounds, family breakdown and other difficult and complex circumstances. This has often affected their education and ability to move forward in their career pathways. Stepping Stones Café helps to transform the lives of vulnerable young people locally by providing real life work experience, training, skills and links into employment.
Who we are working with?
The development of Stepping Stones Café has been thanks to our wonderful partners who have generously supported us in getting the cafe up and running, through to providing employability skills, work experience and even job opportunities.
- Norwich Hoteliers Association
- Sprowston Manor Hotel
- Business in the Community
- City College Norwich
If you are a young person within YMCA Norfolk, and would like to find out more about Stepping Stones and how you can learn industry skills and gain valuable work experience, please speak to your support worker.