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A POPULAR cafe which trains people with learning disabilities is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Kips Cafe, in Huddersfield Huddersfield, city (1991 pop. 147,825), Kirklees metropolitan district, N central England, on the Colne River. Its textile industry, including cotton, woolen, and rayon goods, is important. Other products are machinery, iron goods, chemicals, and dyed fabrics.  Civic Centre, is part of the Realistic Employment for Adults with Learning Disability (REAL) scheme managed by Kirklees Kirklees is a metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 390,000 and includes the settlements of Batley, Birstall, Cleckheaton, Dewsbury, Heckmondwike, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, Marsden, Meltham, Mirfield and Slaithwaite.  Council Adult Services.

The scheme works closely with local employers and helps people with learning disabilities find jobs in catering and retail and receive free training at work.

To celebrate the anniversary staff at the cafe - based at the Kirklees Information Point at Civic Centre 1 - will be offering free coffee and cake and the chance to learn more about the service.

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 Walton, Cabinet member for adult services, said: "The Kips cafe has had a lot of success. If you haven't yet been to the cafe it is well worth a visit.

"It holds a Healthy Choice Award and has also achieved the highest five star rating available through the Kirklees Council Environmental Services Scores on the Doors Scheme.

"The REAL scheme is a great example of how work programmes for people with a learning disability can really succeed."

The celebration event at the cafe takes place today from 11am until 2pm.

For more information about the REAL scheme call 01484 223550.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Sep 9, 2009
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