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The Silver Otter Cafe - Work-based Learning

The Silver Otter Cafe provides adults with learning difficulties/disabilities, mental health and other associated disabilities a safe, friendly, encouraging, supportive and innovative work preparation environment.

The Silver Otter cafe support individuals to learn work-based skills to enable them to progress onto paid employment.  We are friendly, supportive and enthusiastic about personal progression but realise that everyone has their own personal goals, learning styles and pace of learning.

We focus on lifestyle, social independence and work skills but also improving mental health and confidence.  Our teaching methods are fun, creative and innovative.

You will find a warm and welcoming environment in the heart of the community of Ottery St Mary.  We support local events and other charities in the area. We often host conferences and cater for other businesses and we are popular with the locals as well as visitors.

The Silver Otter Cafe is part of able2achieve charitable trust and is the second café we have set up. The Winking Frog in Yeovil being our first.

Our mission statement “To enable personal achievement and progression by developing essential skills and self-confidence through learning, living and work”.


Contact Name
Caroline Packer
Contact Position
01404 813306
07565 046548
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Parent Organisation
able2achieve Independence Learning Centre


15, Silver Street
Ottery St. Mary
EX11 1DB
Toilet facilities
Parking accessible for people with disabilities
Toilet facilities for people with disabilities
Wheelchair accessible

Further information

Contact provider for costs?
Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£52.29 Per day
Display Date/Time
Monday to Friday: 9.30am - 3.30pm, Saturday 8.30am - 2.00pm
Referral required?
Referral details

Most learners receive direct payments from local authority. You will need to contact your local authority, request an assessment and we can help with advice and guidance on doing this and on any other potential forms of income/funding. 

Waiting list?
Age range
18 years to 65 years
DBS check?
(formerly CRB)
Last updated: 10/04/2019
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