Equal Brewkery launches at Independence Matters

A new and ambitious project has launched at Independence Matters Ipswich Road Community Hub in Norwich.

Equal Brewkery, a combined bakery and micro-brewery, is a not-for-profit, community interest company created to provide training and support for people with learning disabilities.

Based in the Hub’s kitchen and run with the help of volunteers, the Brewkery is the brainchild of former teacher, Bill Russell, who is keen to show that people with learning disabilities can gain skills, knowledge and experience by making bread and brewing beer.

As well as aiming to help people into part time employment with local businesses, Bill is hoping to sell the Brewkery’s bread and beers into cafes and eateries across East Anglia.

The venture has been supported by Norwich South MP, Clive Lewis, who visited ahead of the launch, and Norwich City Council leader, Alan Waters, who attended on the day. 

Anyone interested in getting involved with Equal Brewkery, through volunteering or donation of equipment, can contact Bill at introtobrewing@virginmedia.com or ring 01603 616209.

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