Hamlet is a delightful social enterprise cafe that not only provides tasty food, but is also helping people get practical experience, skills and confidence to enable them to get employment.
Fun fact, the name Hamlet is not a Shakespearean reference, but rather comes from the English term meaning a small settlement without a church. As CEO/Owner Emily tells us, ‘we heard that word and it just stuck for us, we felt like it really represented what we were trying to do here. Essentially what Hamlet is trying to do is build communities.’
This social enterprise provides participants, who traditionally face barriers when trying to get employment, with an environment to up-skill to a point where they can then find employment opportunities. In particular, Hamlet works with three cohorts, including those who have low levels of English, those who are long-term unemployed and those who have the presence of a disability.