Beresford Street Kitchen
Membership Number: AJC518 / Registered Charity Number: 227
Beresford Street Kitchen (BSK) provides training, education and employment to 46 people with learning disabilities and/or autism, giving them the chance to develop workplace skills and engage with the community in an inclusive, safe and supportive environment. Our core business takes place at Beresford Street Kitchen, a café, catering workshop and Print Works in the heart of St Helier. In 2020 we opened La Hougue Bie Tea Rooms at The La Hougue Bie Museum.
In September 2020 we held our first social impact survey to measure outcomes. The results were extremely positive and demonstrate the impact training and employment have on the lives of people with
learning disabilities and autism. The average life satisfaction score has increased by 21% to 8.7
• The crew reported a 78% increase in never feeling lonely
• There was a 62% reduction in those who rated having high
• 79% feel that their life is better now
• 79% feel more valued
• 68% have more pride
• 79% feel that being a BSK crew member gives them the
confidence to move into another role in the future
• 82% have more friends since becoming a BSK crew member
• 50% have joined new social and sports clubs since becoming a
BSK crew member
• 100% think their job makes other people happy
• 100% felt supported and listened to by the Beresford Street
In September 2021, we launched The BSK Academy, where the crew are able to further develop their employability, personal social and general life skills through our learning for life programme.
A further goal is to support and educate the public regarding persons with learning disabilities, particularly in the workplace. Beresford Street Kitchen is a social enterprise, which means that all profits will be reinvested into the business to achieve our mission.
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