Community Cafe



Our Community Cafe is open every Tuesday morning 10 am - 1 pm (term time only)


Along side the cafe we have the surgery from Councillor Margaret Pattison, Police and Police Community Support Officers and Help Direct.


Hot Drinks...
Tea 50p
Coffee 50p
Cappuccino £1
Hot Chocolate £1

Cold Drinks
Cans 50p
Bottled Drinks £1
Glass of juice 50p

Meals
Bacon Rolls £1.50
Soup and Roll £1.50
Panninis £2
Baked Potato £2
Various Cakes 50p - £1.50

Our Community Cafe operates 'Suspended Coffee'

THE STORY THAT INSPIRED THE GLOBAL SUSPENDED COFFEES INITIATIVE
We entered a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and gave our order. While we were approaching our table two people came in and went the counter.
“Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended.”

They paid for their order, took the two and left.

I asked my friend: “What are those ‘suspended coffees?’”

“Wait for it and you will see,” he answered.

Some more people entered. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers – three for them and four “suspended”.

While I still wondered what’s the deal with those “suspended” coffees I enjoyed the summer weather and the beautiful view towards the square in front of the cafĂ©.

Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar came in through the door and kindly asked “Do you have a suspended coffee?”
He got a coffee for free – no charge – he sat down and took a sip and a smile ran through his face.

It’s simple – people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who cannot afford a warm beverage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwich or a whole meal.

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”

Welcome!

In 2002 West End Impact started its journey of Reacting to Crisis and Rebuiding Lives!! We opened in response to the regeneration of Morecambe which was a government focus at the time.

Regeneration starts with people and although the new prom in Morecambe is amazing an the future plans of the 'Eden Project' will be amazing, there are still lots of people in need in this current economic climate.

In 2002 we saw the great need and although some of our services have change to adapt to different needs, still over 550 people were helped at West End Impact last year!

As a Christian Charity we believe God’s love for people is all inclusive, relevant for the whole human being.
For some the Good News of Jesus is a challenging word in season or a great sermon; for others it is a hot bowl of soup, housing advice and a dry sleeping bag.

The motivation of all that we do at IMPACT is our Faith, Hope and Love and we hope we can continue to inspire this in every single person we come into contact with. This could be someone in need or one of the many agencies, schools and organisations we network and rub shoulders with in the area of Morecambe & Lancaster

- in the last 12 months..

- over 550 individuals collectively received help over 5600 times

- over 90 people received intense support for their depression & anxiety

- over 530 food parcels gave people and families 5 days of food when they had absolutely nothing

- more than 60 times we helped people find a home or keep their tenancy

- 18 vulnerable adults went to crucial appointments because we went with them

- 35 people and families could switch their lights on and heat their home

- over 90 people received or kept the benefits they are entitled to because we supported them with advice, phone calls, computer access, letters, appointments and appeals

- 15 people have said that without West End Impact they wouldn't be alive anymore.

- over 40 volunteers contributed more than 3500 hours as part of our volunteer program with training, mentoring and support to help people build confidence, self-esteem, new skills and become more employable.

- we also served over 3300 meals to vulnerable adults and families, and Christmas Dinner for 95 people