One of the very first cohort of young bakers at Bread & Beyond is continuing his baking career journey with a new work placement.

In our first two years of operations, young adult Peter had regular sessions in the bakery to learn new skills and generalise existing abilities, with a view to securing future work placements.

Peter transitioned on from Prior’s Court’s Young Adult Provision in the Summer of 2020 and now he has now begun a work placement at JubyLee Bakes where he is a key part of their new bread-making venture.

Peter’s first day at JubyLee Bakes in July was a huge success, with his pre-existing skills noted by staff.

Dylan Needham, our Artisan Bakery Manager, said:

We are utterly delighted to hear of Peter’s new work placement with JubyLee Bakes. We had no doubt Peter would go on to complete amazing achievements and this is just the first of them. At a fundamental level, this is exactly what Bread & Beyond was created for – empowering young people from both inside and outside of Prior’s Court with the skills to be bakers, and so changing their lives and future prospects. We are very excited to hear of Peter’s future successes at JubyLee Bakes.

Peter’s mum Debra added:

We will always be grateful for the vision, patience and dedication that Dylan and the Bread & Beyond staff invested into Peter during his time at Prior’s Court. He has now been able to transfer the skills and confidence he gained to a new bakery environment. Many thanks to JubyLee Bakes for being so sensitive to Peter’s needs and generously welcoming him. People with learning disabilities truly need the innovative spirit and commitment to inclusivity which both Bread & Beyond and JubyLee Bakes passionately offer to Peter and to many others.

Dr Ellen Tomlinson, General Manager of JubyLee Bakes, said:

We are a small charity offering work skills training to young adults with learning disabilities. Peter, and all our other young bakers, produce fantastic work with support, and it is testament to their skills that their bakes are sold commercially and enjoyed by the general public (who are usually extremely complimentary!).

Through Bread & Beyond, Peter has acquired great skill at kneading, and he is helping to pioneer JubyLee Bakes' new bread making venture. Thank you, Dylan Needham, and thanks too to Prior’s Court! 

Peter, and all our bakers, demonstrate the huge achieving potential of our fabulous young people. They are raising the profile of learning disability in our communities, promoting diversity and inclusivity. JubyLee Bakes is proud to work alongside them and facilitate their achievements.

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