Fraserburgh Day Opportunities skills development and training

People using Fraserburgh Day Opportunities can take part in the day service's projects. These projects can help you develop and learn new skills and become more independent.

Our projects include:

Can-Do Community Recycling, Can-Do Furniture and Bike projects

The Can-Do Community Recycling project collects and processes aluminium and steel, food and drink cans, as well as aluminium foil and plastic bottles.

Our Can-Do Community Recycling project poster (PDF 1.51MB) has more information about the project.

The Can-Do Furniture and Bike projects up-cycle and recycle furniture, refurbish and recycle bicycles for sale to the local community.

The Can-Do website has more information about both projects.

Café Connect

The Café Connect project is a training facility and stepping stone for people with disabilities to enter employment.

The project arose from research highlighting the need in Fraserburgh for employment and personal development opportunities for adults with disabilities in a community based environment.

Café Connect has premises in Fraserburgh town centre. The community based cyber café has been adapted to make it attractive to IT and café customers, while remaining a suitable working environment for people with physical, sensory and/or learning disabilities. Training opportunities include:

  • catering
  • IT
  • small business
  • customer services

Café Connect and Robertson Road Resource Centre (RRRC) were presented the Eat Safe Award in June 2013. The Eat Safe Standard is awarded to businesses who have gone above and beyond the requirements of current food legislation to a standard of excellence.

The Café Connect project maintains the visit Fraserburgh website for Fraserburgh Community Web. The project also maintains the Can-Do website.

View our Café Connect poster (PDF 1.99MB), visit our Facebook page or contact us for more information about this project.

Coffee Bar

The Coffee Bar is based in RRRC. This project helps people develop food industry related skills, including:

  • basic food preparation
  • cleaning
  • handling money
  • serving customers

It can be used as a stepping stone to the other projects which offer placements in the day service or in the wider community.

The Hatch

The industrial kitchen in RRRC is a progression from placements in the Coffee Bar and Café Connect. We design a bespoke placement offering a range of opportunities to develop employment skills for the hospitality sector. Skills include:

  • menu planning
  • food preparation
  • food hygiene
  • kitchen hygiene
  • health and safety
  • serving food
  • customer care
  • labelling
  • allergen awareness
  • working as part of a team 

Community Foods Initiatives North East (CFine)

Day service users sell affordable fruit and vegetables in RRRC on days the public are invited into the centre. In the week we visit care homes and sheltered housing complexes in the community to sell the goods, as well as scones and shortbreads made in the Hatch.

This is run in partnership with the CFine project.

Conversation Café

This pop-up community café helps contribute to improving the mental health and well being of local people. Project members can get involved with tasks associated with planning, delivering and encouraging participation. They gain a range of skills and experiences improving their own sense of well being and ability.