A POP-UP café was created at a Tyneside care home by young adults with learning difficulties. Smile For Life Children’s Charity visited Waverley Lodge Care Home, in Lemington, to run the temporary café for the elderly residents and their visitors.
They served cakes and scones while chatting and making friends with those living at the home.
The youngsters shared stories from their camping trip to Norway, organised by the charity, talking about how cold it was and what activities they took part in.
Resident Ethel Smith was joined at the café by her daughter, Pauline, who said: “The youngsters are an inspiration.”
Michelle Park, activities coordinator at Waverley Lodge Care Home, on Bewick Crescent, said: “The residents thoroughly enjoyed spending time with the young adults from Smile For Life – who they said were all really lovely.
“They loved hearing about their adventures as well as the food and service from their pop-up café. We all hope to see them again soon.”
Smile For Life Children’s Charity also runs Café Beam, on Ashburton Road, in Gosforth, Newcastle, providing employment for young adults with learning difficulties.