Parkside runs a number of work experience programmes for individuals to promote their independence and increase their skills. 

FAB Cafe Farnborough

A work experience project offering training and experience of working in a busy café in the heart of the community. Trainees are offered a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 2 years depending on outcomes and needs. During that time they will also be offered additional short courses that relate to their work experience.

Located within Farnborough Library, we operate the vibrant and successful FAB Cafe serving hot and cold refreshments, snacks and cakes in a setting which is a hub for the local community.

The cafe offers around 16 young people with a learning disability to learn a variety of skills from food preparation, health and hygiene, customer service, cash handling.

Opening Hours:
Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm.


Cafe in the Park

Within our Aldershot setting, we operate Cafe in the Park. Located just to the rear of Parkside within the grounds of Aldershot Park, we have a cafe unit offering snacks and beverages for visitors to the park.

The Café also offers a work experience programme for 3 people with a Learning Disability who attend Parkside services.

Within this setting, as well as being open to the general public, the facility is also available for private hire for small groups or children’s birthday parties.

Opening Hours: Currently closed for maintenance.
Tuesday and Friday, 12pm – 4pm (these hours are revised for the Summer Holiday period)


Gardening in the Community

In need of regular garden maintenance at reasonable prices? Then look no further. Our keen gardeners are available for hire!

Eager to put their horticultural skills and experience to use, the gardening club is able to provide a regular gardening service including clearing leaves, weeding, mowing the lawn and planting.

Lead by the trained member of staff, the gardening service provides a great way for our members to engage with the local community and continue to develop their skills. 

Gardening Services are available on a Tuesday, appointments are met between 9.30am – 2pm. 

For availability and a VERY competitive quote contact Sarah Jones – contact us.