Rosie’s Orchard View is a small café located behind the Royal Inverclyde Hospital in Greenock which aims to pull together volunteers and Turning Point Scotland staff in the name of social responsibility.

One of the clear benefits of Rosie’s Orchard View is the ability to start building on some peer employability opportunities, initially through volunteer placements. At the moment, we currently have 6 volunteers who have agreed to work posts in the café and we have a view to offering more people the chance to contribute.

The project has been led by Claire Shepherd of Turning Point Renfrewshire who is an experienced manager in the hospitality sector. Supported by Elaine Bradley and the staff from both Turning Point Scotland Renfrewshire and Turning Point Scotland Inverclyde, there are about 9 staff who are also volunteering to run the café.

Elaine Bradley, Operations Manager commented: “This is a really exciting opportunity for Turning Point Scotland to demonstrate our agility and commitment to people and developing their citizenship role. Through learning, employability and having a valued role people involved can enhance various skills including customer service along with taking on the responsibility of developing a service.”

The café will operate as a coffee shop providing a delicious selection of cakes, various foods and of course aromatic coffees. Boasting both an indoor and outdoor seating area, don’t let Scotland’s changing weather discourage you, pop down and grab yourself a tasty treat and say hello to our volunteers!

Café address: Behind Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Larkfield Road, Greenock PA16 0XN