Com­mu­nity on menu for eatery

Yorkshire Post - Business - - BUSINESS -

A RESTAU­RANT in the heart of Hud­der­s­field has opened its doors to help peo­ple and groups as part of a spe­cial com­mu­nity shar­ing project.

Med One restau­rant is one of a num­ber of busi­nesses across Kirklees which has signed up to the on­line plat­form Co­moo­dle and shared its space for use by the com­mu­nity.

Mark Finch, project co-or­di­na­tor from Com­mu­nity Cat­a­lysts, said: “Hav­ing the Med One space avail­able for peo­ple to de­liver an ac­tiv­ity from as part of the ‘Do Your Thing’ project has been great.

“We have been able to link into the com­mu­nity with far greater ease and at no cost thanks to Co­moo­dle. It has opened doors that were other­wise closed to our groups. Re­sources are tight and we need to help our­selves to help each other. There must be so many rooms in towns that aren’t be­ing used and that’s a waste.”

Groups have al­ready taken up the Le­banese restau­rant’s ‘space share’ of­fer of an up­stairs meet­ing room.

Com­mu­nity Cat­a­lysts, a so­cial en­ter­prise which of­fers health and well-be­ing ser­vices to peo­ple of all ages, and risk man­age­ment spe­cial­ists Hori­zon Risk Con­sul­tancy have used the space. Hori­zon de­liv­ered free safety train­ing to Mars­den Com­mu­nity Trust and the Denby Dale Cen­tre. Med One’s room is set aside as an of­fice in the evenings for the Jane Kha­laf Fund, a cam­paign to help raise aware­ness of the prob­lem of drink spik­ing which pushes for more to be done to tackle it.

MARK FINCH: Said hav­ing Med One space had been great for groups.

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