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A Great Little Place is on the move...

From September A Great Little Place, run by Autism Initiatives, will take pride of place in its new home in the Lord Street venue that welcomes 500,000 visitors a year to its museum, galleries, library, theatre and shop.

Sue Yarnell, Manager of A Great Little Place said, “We’ve steadily been growing our reputation and customers from our first café in 2010, so moving to such a central and historic location are a fantastic development. It will provide even more opportunities for the people with autism we support in work placements.”
Emma Anderson, Director of The Atkinson, said, "This is a really exciting partnership between two organisations who have a track record in working to improve lives in Sefton. A Great Little Place has a fantastic reputation and we are delighted to have them as part of our offer. They will be a massive asset to our visitors and will mean we can offer the very best food and beverage experience for day visitors, as well as increasing our capacity for pre-show meals and corporate events.”

This partnership is about more than just a café – it's also about working together to improve the lives of people with autism and their families and by having the organisations together, new opportunities for training, work experience and training are going to be explored.

A Great Little Place will relinquish its lease on Houghton Street and staff will be relocated to the new town centre venue.