A CHARITY is set to open a new cafe staffed by young people with learning disabilities at a city centre library.

Team Domenica’s newest cafe at Jubilee Library in Brighton will serve a variety of delicious breakfasts, lunches and cakes, as well as the charity’s speciality coffee, roasted and packaged in Kemp Town.

The charity’s cafes provide work-based training for young people with learning disabilities to support them with the skills and confidence they need to find employment and reach their full potential.

Cafe area manager Bekki Lindores said: “Being part of this community hub is really exciting for Team Domenica and we’re delighted to take our partnership with Brighton and Hove Libraries to the next level.

“Jubilee Library is a great environment to relax with a book, a slice of cake and a coffee. The children’s section is particularly impressive and we can look forward to offering a child-friendly menu.”

The cafe, set to open early next month, will join the charity’s other venues at Hove Library, Preston Circus and Plus X on Lewes Road.

Louise Sugden, libraries development manager, said: “We are very happy to be working in partnership with Cafe Domenica at both Hove and Jubilee libraries. Their presence at Hove Library has been welcomed by patrons and I have no doubt that they will bring a new energy to Jubilee.

“We can’t wait for them to open in April so our visitors can benefit from their varied menu and unique service.

“It is important to us that we are supporting Team Domenica candidates in their work-based training and absolutely right that, by working with Team Domenica, Brighton and Hove Libraries are helping young people with learning disabilities into paid employment.”

Founded in 2016 by Rosa Monckton MBE, the charity works with young people with learning disabilities across Sussex, with 76 per cent of those they work with finding paid employment through their Supported Internship Programme - compared to the national average of just six per cent.

The charity’s coffee roastery is the first in the UK whose beans are roasted and packaged by young people with learning disabilities.