Save The Engine Shed

A renowned training scheme which has transformed the lives of young people with learning disabilities is being threatened with closure. The Engine Shed, a social enterprise business which has been running for nearly 25 years, is set to lose its vital £211,200 annual funding from Edinburgh City Council.                                 The move has sparked an outcry from parents who say that working for the charity – which runs a bakery and popular cafe in St Leonards – has been a life-changing experience for their children. The institution offers three years’ training to 30 vulnerable young adults at a time, equipping them with skills and confidence to find a mainstream job.                                                                                      But a shake-up of employment training for the disabled by the city council means it faces being stripped of its 
funding.

Click here to read the full article from the Edinburgh Evening News. Click here to sign the petition to save the Engine Shed.