We are currently celebrating winning the Social Enterprise Award 2019 at the Plymouth Herald Business Awards, which took place at Plymouth Pavilions on Friday 17th May.

Emma (Café manager) and Damian (Assistant Manager) proudly represented Moments Café and Memory Matters at the Awards Ceremony.

This award, along with the Customer Service Award we previously won in October 2017, is an amazing achievement for the Café and our staff. Winning these awards will massively help to spread the word about Moments Café and the amazing work that we do.

Being a Social Enterprise and priding ourselves as being a Café with a social conscience, it is great to be recognised for the difference that we make in the community. We do this by supporting people through the Café, and also in our Memory Matters Information Hub which is located above the Café.

Moments Café originally opened in March 2017 as a ‘Dementia Friendly’ Café, with all profits going to Memory Matters. Since opening, the Café has thrived into so much more than we ever expected. Not only do we help people who may need advice and support about Dementia, but we also provide a ‘safe space’ for anyone who will benefit from a warm, friendly and spacious environment.

We host a variety of different social groups in the Café and also the Memory Matters Hub upstairs. A couple of examples are the ‘Knit and Knatter’ group who meet every Friday and Plymouth Autism Hub who meet every Tuesday.

We also provide a ‘Buy it Forward’ scheme, which enables members of the public to donate money towards food and drinks for those less fortunate than themselves; which they can then claim in the Café. This gives our customers a chance to give back to their community, but it also provides a safe and comfortable place for someone to come and enjoy a homemade meal, who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford to do so.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us along our journey, and long may it continue.

From all of us at Moments Café