Feasability study for Lions Youth Centre Community Café

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O'Donovan, Conor
Scannell, Conor
Keane, Emma
Lordan, Seán
Yan, Ruiqian
Bresnan, Peter
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Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre opened its doors in December 2015. It is a state of the art building that aims to provide a safe place for the youth of Carrigaline. The objective of this research project is to assess the feasibility of opening a community café located in the Carrigaline Lions Community Youth Centre. The café’s mission is to train and provide work experience and employment to young people from the Carrigaline area who have intellectual disabilities which will help them to develop their confidence and independence in the workplace. Having conducted an assessment of consumer demand, the competitors in the area and community support for the café enterprise we concluded that there is a demand for a social enterprise of this kind. We outlined the potential consumer offering based on survey results and a competitor analysis.
Youth centre , Community café , Young people , Intellectual disabilities , Independence in the workplace , Consumer demand
O’Donovan, C., Scannell, C., Keane, E., Lordan, S., Yan, R. and Bresnan, P. (2016) Feasability study for Lions Youth Centre Community Café. Cork: Community-Academic Research Links, University College Cork.
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©2016, Conor O’Donovan, Conor Scannell, Emma Keane, Sean Lordan, Ruiqian Yan and Peter Bresnan.