Real Lives is now managing Crocus Cafe in Lenton
We feel very fortunate to have been in right place at the right time to help out Nottingham’s longest running community cafe. At the beginning of 2012 Real Lives started to look for a cafe, we heard that Crocus was struggling to keep running, we were able to support the cafe to continue and we have lots of plans for it’s future. Thanks to longstanding volunteers and customers Crocus can continue its life as a vibrant, vegetarian and vegan, volunteer run community cafe.
Real Lives wanted a cafe to provide a safe and accessible space for our clients and employees for events, meetings and groups. We also wanted to support the local community and the wider population whilst promoting healthy affordable food, mental wellbeing and supporting people from all walks of life.
We have a suspended meal and drink scheme where our customers often donate money for someone else to use in the form of drink or food, we also have people who provide money on a monthly basis to support this scheme.
The cafe can be a starting place for volunteers where they may develop their role in the cafe, gallery or admin/social networking and in some situations this may even lead to paid work as a PAL (peers and allies for living).
If you have any questions about the cafe please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0115 950 5080