Frogmeadow is a community cafe located in Woolside, Telford, United Kingdom that was founded in 2006 under Pathways-Shropshire Limited. According to Clearly So, "It offers people with disabilities the opportunity to gain work skills in a supportive and positive environment..." Pathways-Shropshire is a social business that operates a number of social enterprises to further its mission of providing work environments for people with disabilities -- something that the labor market doesn't do well on its own.
Another important aspect of the mission is to support healthy eating and provide information one's relationship to food. Frogmeadow also offers catering services for people who want to organize a conference, event or large meeting at the Park Lane Centre. Menu items include finger food, sandwiches, teas, continental breakfasts and other light snacks.
Frogmeadow Reinvents the Labor Market in the United Kingdom
1. Social Firm Community Cafes - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Creating community cafes that provide work skills and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
2. Supportive Work Environments - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Developing social businesses that establish supportive work environments for individuals with disabilities.
3. Healthy Eating Education - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Offering cafes that not only provide food but also educate customers on healthy eating habits and their relationship to food.
1. Hospitality Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrating social enterprises into the hospitality industry by establishing community cafes that provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
2. Social Services Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Expanding the social services industry to include more supportive work environments for individuals with disabilities through social businesses.
3. Food Service Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Transforming the food service industry by offering cafes that focus not only on food but also on educating customers about healthy eating and their relationship to food.