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Open Door Training and Day Care Centre

Do you want to learn or increase valuable life skills? Would you like to gain real work experience in the catering trade?  

The Open Door community cafe is part of the work of the charity Mustard Seed, and for the past 28 years have worked alongside vulnerable people in our community to encourage and help build the potential in each person we support.

Our training program works to assist each person we support to work at a level and pace that is comfortable yet encourages and challenges each person to 'give it a go', in a safe and supportive environment.

As you progress through our training program you will learn the importance of food safety, health and safety and working as part of a team. We will encourage you to learn many of the different tasks of running a small cafe and sandwich round, which will also help you to meet and engage with new people from many different back grounds.  

We believe that you will be able to learn skills that will help you to live a more independent life and grow in self confidence too!    

Who to contact

Contact name
David Williams
Contact position
Development Manager
01326 564194

Where to go

Mustard Seed, The Open Door Cafe.
Wendron Street
Helston, Cornwall
TR13 8PS

The Open Door Community cafe, is run as part of the work of the Mustard Seed Charity.

The Cafe is open to all, 'a safe haven in a busy world', and we encourage an environment of acceptance and peace.

You will always be guaranteed a warm welcome and we offer a listening ear to anyone who may feel like a friendly chat.

Mustard Seed also runs the Helston and Lizard foodbank which is open on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday and we can offer support and advice regarding benefit claims, debt and other issues too.  

Time / date details

When is it on?
Monday to Friday from 9:00 until 15:00
Time of day
Session information
As a work place activity we are open during normal working hours and would encourage each individual to experience the full day.
If you are interested to attending our service please do ask for a registration form, which we will need to be completed before you attend.

Other details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£41.00 Per Full Day
£22.00 Per Half Day
We do offer two free days as a trial to make sure that this is what you may want to do, and to ensure that we are the right service for you to attend.

If one to one support is required we can also offer this at an additional cost, or we are happy to work with any current support that the individual already receives.


Age ranges
From 16 years to 70 years
Referral required
Referral details

No referral is required, but we are happy to accept referrals too.

All we require is that a registration form is completed before any trial or activity is undertaken, this is to ensure that we are able to put a care plan into place to ensure the safety and highest level of support possible.

Last updated: 10/11/2020

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