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Happy: the coffee chain that employs people with mental and cognitive disabilities

It is not always easy to carry out a professional life when one is suffering from handicap. It is more difficult for people with disabilities to find work and their trust is often undermined. In la France Currently, an employer employing more than twenty employees is required to employ disabled workers to the height of 6% of the overall workforce of the company. If the state has put in place a lot of solutions to support these people, entrepreneurs also take things in hand. Yann Bucaille Lanrezac and his wife, Lydwinehave opened three coffee shops in Paris and Rennes which employ people with mental handicap or cognitive disorders.

Yann and Lydwine named their coffees Happy - in tribute to the determination et al'glee of their employees. At the counter, in the kitchen or in the dining room, they are determined to prove that they are able to work like the others. Supervised by a team ofspecialized educators, they are employed in internships, employees on fixed-term contracts or permanent contracts, or made available by the establishments and services of help by the work (Esat). The entrepreneur has encountered every kind of profiles, people for whom the restaurant industry was familiar, others for whom it was unknown. "For select the employees of the cafes of Rennes and Paris, we chose above all people who wanted to work"He explains.

It all started in 2012 when Yann and Lydwine settle down with their family in Dinard, Brittany. Their goal is to launch a associative project innovative: Emerald Solidarity Sail. Marc Pinta builds them an 18-meter catamaran and the adventure begins! In six years, they make 475 trips to the sea with people in pain, mainly carrying a mental handicap, but also with excluded from society: sick, hospitalized, homeless, prisoners, prostitutes, refugees. In total, more than 7,500 people have sailed aboard theEphata thanks to 70 volunteer sailors.

Yann and Lydwine have had many encounters over the years. This experience triggered in them an awareness of the professional precariousness for people with a developmental disability and especially for young people who are coming out ofEMI - Institut Médico Éducatif. In 2014, at the end of a ride at sea, Theo, 20, with autism, addresses Yann: "Captain, it seems you're boss, do not you have a job for me?"So is born Happy Coffee. Discover the Happy cafés and all their inspirations and projects on the company's website. To help theinsertion people with disabilities, this Japanese restaurant only hired waitresses with dementia or diseaseAlzheimer.

Credits : Happy Coffee

Credits : Happy Coffee

Credits : Happy Coffee

Credits : Happy Coffee

Credits : Happy Coffee

Credits : Happy Coffee

Credits : Happy Coffee

Credits : Happy Coffee

Credits : Happy Coffee

Credits : Happy Coffee

Credits : Happy Coffee

Credits : Happy Coffee

Credits : Happy Coffee

Imagined by: Yann and Lydwine Bucaille Lanrezac
Source: Happy Coffee

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