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Cafe @ Burn Lane reopens for business!

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Welcome back to Cafe @ Burn Lane. We have made some changes to ensure that we can keep our staff and customers safe. We have extended the cafe into the meeting room next door, meaning we can still seat 30 people safely across the two rooms; plus there’s outdoor seating on our patio. We have a one-way system, new screens, lots of hand sanitising stations and contactless card payments.

You can pre-order your takeaway choice from our menu by calling our takeaway line: 07864 692627. Please collect your order from the patio entrance of the cafe. Dogs are welcome in the main cafe and of course on the patio, and our Changing Places accessible toilet is available for anyone who needs it – you don’t need to be a customer.

Brian, Diane and the team are looking forward to seeing customers old and new at our community cafe. We will have table service only and extra staff over lunchtime, so head down for a freshly baked scone, homemade soup, breakfast or lunch.
Open 9.00am – 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

View the latest menu

Update on our services

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Since the start of lockdown at the end of March, most of the team here at Adapt (NE) have continued to work from home. Our advocacy service has been as busy as ever, providing support remotely to people across the county through our NHS, Care Act, Relevant Person Representative, Independent Mental Health and Independent Mental Capacity advocacy services.

Healthwatch Northumberland’s information and signposting service has been busy helping people find out about changes to services, where to get support locally and listening to people’s experiences of health and social care. The team are holding some online public forums starting from this week, and you can find out how to get involved here.

We are looking at ways we might be able to safely provide the dial-a-ride transport service again in the future. We have been able to help a number of people get to urgent hospital appointments where they have been unable to access any other transport. This was done following social distancing guidelines on our vehicles. If you have issues with getting to medical appointments we might be able to help so do get in touch.

Through our facilities at Café @ Burn Lane we have been able to provide space for volunteers to produce freshly cooked meals for members of both Corbridge and Allendale Lunch Clubs. These have been well received and we’re very pleased to have been able to help. The café will have to stay closed for now until we receive further advice from the government. Although we are permitted to open for take away food, we recognise that there are plenty of businesses in the area providing this service and we have decided not to take custom away from those already offering these services.

We have taken the decision to de-register as a provider of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, as we need individuals to visit us at our offices to do this. With staff working from home and social distancing measures in place for some time to come, we feel we can no longer offer this service. Any DBS checks that are currently being processed will be completed. There are many online DBS services which will be able to help if you need one.

Customer Notice 20 March 2020

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UPDATE Monday 23 March

As the government has asked for all cafes, pubs and restaurants to close, we cannot go ahead with our plans to open Cafe @ Burn Lane. Our office is open for shorter hours with most staff working from home. Please get in touch if you need to – we will get back to you although it may take us a little longer than usual. 

Like most other organisations, we are having to change the way we operate amid the coronavirus outbreak. Our office opening times are reducing so please bear with us if it takes us a little time to get back to you.

We have lots of regular customers and we wish to still support them and our community. From Monday 23 March Café @ Burn Lane opening times will reduce to 9.30am to 2.30pm.  We are taking the guidance from the government seriously and as such have removed some of our tables to provide a bigger distance between tables. Our hygiene regime is of the highest standard and we have commercial sanitising products for cleaning.

Hopefully warmer weather is on its way and we can get our outdoor seating back onto the patio. Then if you are having a walk you can have a coffee whilst still social distancing.

We are also encouraging people to use our takeaway service. Call ahead on 07864 692627 and we will have your order ready for you.

As we are a community café we wish to continue to support people and as such we are moving to producing takeaway meals which we can offer for home delivery; more details to follow soon.

We would appreciate all our customers if possible could pay by card .. Thank you

Supporting our communities and families who will be most impacted by the loss of income during this time is very important to us. If you would like to make a donation to the café we will use that money to provide meals for local families, especially those who are hardest hit by the school closures.  You could also choose to buy a gift voucher for when things are back to normal and you can come and enjoy a meal.

To finish, some good news  – CHIPs are back on the menu!

Coffee Thursday

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Are you feeling fed up, stressed, worried or overwhelmed?

If you feel it would help to talk to someone in a non-judgemental, safe space, then Coffee Thursday might be just what you need. Coffee Thursday is a free, monthly pop-in coffee morning, where you can take time out for a cuppa and a biscuit and have a chat, when you’re having a tough time. Health Trainer Donna will be there to meet you at this pop in coffee morning, where you can stay for as long or as little time as you like.

It can really help to say things out loud and get them off your chest, and Donna will be there to listen and give support and information on lots of issues that can get us down – health, money, relationships – or point you in the direction of someone who can.

Not sure it’s for you? Call in and see what you think. Everyone is welcome at this free monthly pop-in coffee morning. Starts Thursday 7 November, 10.30am to 12.30pm, in the Resource Room, next to Cafe @ Burn Lane.

Adapt (NE) AGM 2019

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Please join us at our AGM on Thursday 14 November, where you can find out more about our work over the last 12 months and meet members of our board and staff team.

Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30am with the meeting starting at 11.00am. A light lunch will be served after the meeting.

Our Community Information Morning will also be taking place the same day, where organisations will be coming along with information about support and advice, social and physical activities available locally. The event is open to the general public as well as people attending the AGM, so please let your friends and family know that they can come along.

Please let us know if you can attend by calling us on 01434 600599 before Monday 4th November.

Hand Massages by Rachel

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Enjoy a relaxing hand massage at Café @ Burn Lane!

Our intern Rachel will be offering hand massages in the café every Thursday, from 11.00am to 12.00pm. Rachel is a trained beauty therapist and is looking forward to bringing this relaxing treatment to our customers.

A hand massage can improve health and wellbeing in lots of ways, including less anxiety, better mood, improved sleep and can also help with pain caused by arthritis and other conditions.

The massage will last approximately five minutes (both hands) and donations would be welcomed (suggested donations of a few pounds or whatever you can afford).

Find Rachel in Café @ Burn Lane on Thursday mornings – no booking required.

The Big Sing

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We’ll be holding our own ‘Big Sing’ at Cafe @ Burn Lane on BBC Music Day, Thursday 26 September. Music Day is the UK wide, annual celebration of the power of music to change lives, with over a thousand events across the UK and broadcasts on TV, radio and digital. The theme this year is music and wellbeing; the power of music to inspire, bring us together and make a positive impact.

The plan for The Big Sing in Northumberland is to get as many people, groups, organisations and places singing the same song at the same time: 11.00am on Thursday.

As part of this initiative, BBC Music Day will be launching an ambitious project, to help bring music to everyone living with dementia by 2020. September is also World Alzheimer’s Month, with World Alzheimer’s Day being on 21st September each year.

We invite you to join us at 10.45am, ready for The Big Sing at 11.00am. The chosen song is Hey Jude and we will provide the words and accompanying music. It would be great to have your support – everyone is welcome! Please note we will be filming this event.

 

Coffee and Cake Offer – Cafe @ Burn Lane

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We have a new offer at the cafe, starting Monday 18 March. Between 2.00pm and 3.30pm you can choose any coffee (or a standard hot chocolate) and any piece of cake or scone for £2.50 per person. We hope this makes an affordable afternoon treat for local people and visitors to Hexham. For enquiries and take away orders please call the cafe on: 07864 692627.

Christmas and New Year

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Please note that our offices will close for the Christmas break at 3.30pm on Friday 21st December and re-open on Wednesday 2nd January.

Cafe @ Burn Lane will be closed until Monday 7 January. We would like to wish all of our customers and supporters a Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Christmas Lunches

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A local craft group were the first to try our Christmas dinner offering from Cafe @ Burn this week. The private lunch was served in the resource room, next to the cafe, which was decorated with fresh holly and ivy. The group enjoyed roast turkey with all the trimmings, followed by a dessert of Christmas pudding or cheesecake and coffee. The group thanked the chef for a fantastic meal and said they hoped to be back next year.