A group of young people from Prior's Court, who all have autism and learning difficulties, have taken their first steps to becoming Trainee Bakers at Bread & Beyond, joining our very own Artisan Baker, Dylan Needham for their first taster sessions.

Only 32% of autistic adults in the UK are currently in paid employment, a figure which hasn't changed for 10 years. Bread & Beyond was born from a desire by Prior's Court to change the outlook for young people with autism by providing valuable work-skills training by teaching young people to make incredible bread

While initially all bread sold in the state-of-the-art Bakery will be made by Artisan Baker, Dylan, our ultimate aim - once they have progressed through all levels of our thorough training programme - is to involve young people with autism in this production process.  Depending on their strengths and interests, other young people may also take on front of house roles within our Bakery Shop. 

Read more about Artisan Bakery Manager Dylan and some of our Trainee Bakers Jenny, Reuben and Peter.