Bread & Beyond is an artisan bakery with a difference. Based on site at Prior’s Court, it provides work experience for young people with severe autism and aims to help them develop a route into sustainable and meaningful work. A bakery is an ideal place for young people with severe autism to work, as the routine processes of measuring and organising the ingredients suit their individual learning styles and needs.
Funding of £84,000 from the John Lewis and Partners Foundation will support Bread & Beyond’s expansion model, which has a long term aim of establishing further bakeries across the country to reach and impact the lives of those affected by autism thus reducing the disability employment gap. Bread & Beyond will also be working with external bakeries to secure work placements for the young people at Prior’s Court, and supporting these partners to develop a more inclusive workforce.