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Food with a social bite

We rise by lifting others

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Making training and work possible through great food and community

Lily’s Social Kitchen is a Not-For-Profit Organisation

Lily’s Social Kitchen CIC is a social enterprise which provides employment and employment training to people with neuro diversity with or without cognitive challenges and people with learning disabilities. We use food as our vehicle to provide these opportunities in our cafes, our catering business and in our office space.

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How you can support Lily’s Social Kitchen

Our success is thanks to our thriving supportive community




Visit our coffee shops

Since the beginning, our coffee shops have been at the core of our work providing invaluable training and work experience.

Private & Corporate Catering

We proudly offer private and corporate catering services for all events including weddings with fully bespoke menus.


Do you fancy being a volunteer for one of our coffee shops There is nothing more rewarding and we will ensure


"Working at Lily's has given me independence, has grown my confidence and social skills as well as given me the opportunity to enhance my cooking skills."

Our Success to Date

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Tonnes of Food Saved

We have saved over 8 tonnes of food since October 2022.

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Hours Volunteering

Since March 23 we have provided 615.5 volunteer hours.

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People Supported

We have supported over 50 people through our work experience and training programmes since October 2022.

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Supported to next steps

80% of these have gone onto paid work, education opportunities or other programmes which help them continue their journey to independence.

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Are you interested in applying for a placement for yourself or another?

Find out which programme is suitable for you

We are currently taking applications for the academic year 2023/24. We have a selection of different programmes at Lily’s Social Kitchen from supported internships, KCC funded placements, work experience and cooking lessons. Please click the button below to find out more about our opportunities or to make a referral.

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Thanks to our Funders

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