New Partnership with Costa
Daybreak - Supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities - Work Placements
Daybreak are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Costa.
Starting as a trial in December 2016, some people from Daybreak were supported to work at Costa Drive Thru, St James Retail Park in Newcastle, as Costa Christmas Hosts.
From meeting and greeting customers, to taking orders at the drive thru, all five people excelled themselves, to become valuable members of the Costs team!
AS a result of the hard work and dedication, Store Manager Tracy McGarrie offered to extend these work placements for people indefinitely. Other Costa stores in the North East also want to be a part of this success, so we are working in partnership to extend these opportunities to more people and other stores.
We now have people working at three Costa stores including Cramlington and Eldon Square Bus Station. We are delighted to say that one Person has already been offered paid employment as a result of their placement!
Costa Drive Thru Manager, Tracy McGarrie is thrilled to be working with Daybreak and said "We at Costa look forward to working with Daybreak on a daily basis. The people that we have working with us have come such a long way with their confidence, communication and people skills in such a short space of time. It's an absolute pleasure to have them in store.
Not only does it help to improve the skills of people from Daybreak, this partnership has brought the Costa Team closer together and it has made us think about how we communicate and work together as a team.
The feedback we have received from customers has been great. Customers hope this raises awareness and gets more people and businesses involved, doing similar things."
Daybreak's Development Manager, Adam Bird added "I have worked closely with people from Daybreak over the past 3 years and have seen the skills our people have to offer. This partnership with Costa now gives people the chance to showcase their skills and surprise a few people along the way!
It has been an absolute pleasure to see people make so much progress, thanks to their hard work and tremendous support from everyone at Costa."
"We hope this partnership shows everyone, how beneficial it is to help people on their journey to a good life."