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Lily’s Access Programmes

We have a variety of Access Programmes

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Opportunities with Lily’s

Bespoke, person-centred and strength-based placements

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.

Supported Internships

For people aged 16-25 with an EHCP and who have paid employment as a future aspiration.

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KCC Lot 1 Placements

For adults with neuro-diversity or learning disabilities. Aiding employability skills, life, cooking & social skills.

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KCC Lot 2 Placements

A 6-12 month programme for people who are considered to be almost ‘work ready’.

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Each year we provide a small number of apprenticeships within some of our services.

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Volunteering/Work Experience

We provide a very small number of volunteering and work experience programmes.

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Education Funding

We work with local education providers to provide longer term work experience to young people.

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Job Seeking

There are a small number of placements for people who need some support in finding or keeping a job.

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Production Kitchen

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

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Office Work

We can offer more formal work experience to the right candidates within our office environment.

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The Referral Process

We aim to help each individual thrive

Our referral process usually begins with an initial zoom or phone call to chat through the options, gather some basic details about the individual and identify whether we have any available spaces which might fit their skills and aspirations. This can be arranged by emailing

If they wish to proceed then a referral form is completed and we begin to arrange some face to face meetings to get a more detailed understanding of the individual. This may include a taster session in the site so they can experience the programme and ensure they are happy to go ahead and that the programme is the right one for them.

Once funding and support is agreed a start date is arranged depending on which programme is being undertaken. The whole process is bespoke, person centred and strength based so that the start is as positive and meaningful as possible.

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