Transforming the future for young people
with complex autism
Prior's Court News
One of the very fi rst cohort of young
bakers at our on-site bakery, Bread &
Beyond, is continuing his baking journey
with a new work placement.
In Bread & Beyond's fi rst two years of operations,
Peter was one of our fi rst young people to regularly
attend baking sessions to learn new skills and
generalise existing abilities, with a view to securing
future work placements.
Peter transitioned on from Prior's Court's Young
Adult Provision in the Summer of 2020 and he
recently began a work placement at JubyLee Bakes
where he is a key part of their new bread-making
Peter's fi rst day at JubyLee Bakes in July was a huge
success, with his pre-existing skills noted by staff.
Dylan Needham, Bread & Beyond Artisan Bakery
Manager, said: "We are utterly delighted to hear of
Peter's new work placement with JubyLee Bakes.
We had no doubt Peter would go on to complete
amazing achievements and this is just the fi rst of
"At a fundamental level, this is exactly what Bread &
Beyond was created for - empowering young people
from both inside and outside of Prior's Court with
the skills to be bakers, and so changing their lives
and future prospects.
"We are very
excited to hear
of Peter's future
"We will always
for the vision,
Dylan and the
Bread & Beyond
staff invested into
Peter during his time
at Prior's Court.
"He has now been able
to transfer the skills
and confi dence he gained
to a new bakery environment. Many
thanks to JubyLee Bakes for being so sensitive to
Peter's needs and generously welcoming him.
"People with learning disabilities truly need the
innovative spirit and commitment to inclusivity
which both Bread & Beyond and JubyLee Bakes
passionately offer to Peter and to many others."
Dr Ellen Tomlinson, General Manager of JubyLee
Bakes, said: "We are a small charity offering work
skills training to young adults with learning
disabilities. Peter, and all our other young bakers,
produce fantastic work with support, and it is
testament to their skills that their bakes are sold
commercially and enjoyed by the general public,
who are usually extremely complimentary.
"Through Bread & Beyond, Peter has acquired great
skill at kneading, and he is helping to pioneer
JubyLee Bakes' new bread making venture. Thank
you, Dylan Needham, and thanks too to Prior's
"Peter, and all our bakers, demonstrate the
huge achieving potential of our fabulous young
people. They are raising the profi le of learning
disability in our communities, promoting diversity
and inclusivity. JubyLee Bakes is proud to work
alongside them and facilitate their achievements."
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