Fareham coffee shop to feature in BBC’s Homes under the Hammer

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A COMMUNITY coffee shop is set to feature on BBC’s Homes under the Hammer this month.

Mug Shot, of Fareham’s West Street, was set up last October to offer training and employment to adults with learning disabilities.

Amanda Barnes, from Widley, set up the unit as her daughter Taylor Sambrook, 23, has learning disabilities and was struggling to find employment.

The mother-of-three decided a community-focused shop would be the best fit and provided a complete three to six-month training programme for employees to gain valuable work experience.

Taylor said: ‘It’s been really good so far, my mum is inspirational. It has been difficult to get a job, I have been looking but they write me off when they see about my learning disabilities.’

The shop is the only community coffee shop in Hampshire with a training programme for adults with learning disabilities.

It is scheduled to air on BBC 1 on March 16.