Our Story


I am a Director of No Limits Community Café & Hub. Having lived in Devon for most of my life, I now live with my family in Teignbridge. I have one son who has additional needs himself.

My background includes a degree in Psychology and a career in Crime Analysis, but since having my son, my focus has altered. I have worked within Primary Schools as a Specialist Teaching Assistant and Assistant SENCo.

I have various qualifications in working with additional needs, am a Youth Mindfulness Practitioner, a Makaton Regional Tutor and qualified in Training Systematic Instruction to job coach adults with additional needs.

I am passionate about advocating for those with additional needs and our mission is to establish a Community Café & Hub where young people with additional needs learn new skills, gain work experience and are supported in their transition to work and a more independent adult life.

I Love this project!


Also a director of No Limits Community Cafe & Hub I met Sarah nearly ten years ago where she was parent supporter at Portage run music therapy sessions.

Our common ground in advocacy for children with additional needs and our passion for their equality and acceptance in society lead to an ongoing friendship and in time me joining Sarah on her mission to establish No LImits Cafe & Hub!

I have had training in Total Communication through Devon Portage, worked as a parent supporter at Portage run Music Therapy sessions and I have volunteered at the local Devon Portage ‘Step by Step’ play group for small children with additional needs and their parents.

I have undertaken some training with The National Autistic Society and I have a Level 2 qualification in British Sign Language.

I live in Kingsteignton with my husband and tween daughter. Life is busy and I’m really excited to be involved with this fantastic project.

Our Story

This project developed as a result of watching our son grow and develop, master skills and work hard to find his way in society. As he starts to transition to adulthood, seek more independence and look towards employment, the lack of opportunities and provisions for young adults with additional needs became increasingly apparent. Unemployment figures for those with disabilities and learning difficulties are disproportionately large. I can’t understand why the opportunities are not there. Many young people I know who have developmental differences are hugely committed to hard work, are determined, love to learn new skills and are the friendliest and most caring individuals I’ve met.

Among many things, my son loves to cook, bake, serve, chat to people and be helpful. It was obvious to me…… and so it happens, a number of other charities and social enterprise projects around the world! And so it began……I began to research, recruit other interested parents, carers and like minded people, upskill and make contact and connections with other organisations, charities, local support groups, social enterprises and educational establishments around the country.

With lots of work and support we are now at the stage of working with young people on an ad-hoc basis for fund-raising events. We are making various funding applications, working hard to make ourselves and our cause known and searching for a permanent venue within Devon.

‘It is time….to teach young people early on, that in diversity, there is beauty and there is strength’ – Maya Angelou


Work Experience

For young people aged 18+ (or 16+& NEET)

Up to 8 week programme including Barista Training

Access to Employabilty Skills Hub

Flexible Hours each week to suit the individual

Various funding available for our in house 1-1 Job Coaches via:

Access to Work via Job Centre

Direct Payments

Social Services

Supported Employment

National Living Wage

Certification in

 Food Hygiene

Barista Skills

Employability Skills

Job Coaches provided based on individual need

Funding via:

Access to Work via the Job Centre

Supported Internship

In conjunction with a college.

Up to 9 months placement

Experience the world of work

Certification in

Barista Skills

Employability Skills

Community Hub

Social & information sharing opportunities for community groups both with & without additional needs.

Meet the Therapy Dogs sessions with Bales Buddies

Makaton Training

Care Leavers/Care Experienced Sessions

Cafe Hire available

No Limits Social Saturdays! For our team members past and present.

No Limits Cafe

No limits Cafe - Bridge House

No Limits Cafe, Kitchen & Hub
3 Bridge House
Sherborne Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 2QX
We are open to the general public.

Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
Breakfast // Coffee // Paninis // Wifi

makaton friendly cafe

We are a friendly, vibrant and accessible cafe with an inclusive and supportive environment for everyone. We aim to be accessible in all respects including, physically, financially and from a communication and sensory perspective. We serve fresh, great food cooked to order and source local  produce where we can.

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