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Thursday, 20 June 2013

FORMER MOCOCO CAFE TO BECOME STARTER FLATS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE


The former MoCoCo cafe in Wheelock Street, which closed in 2012, is to be converted into bedsits for young people.

Middlewich Community Church, which owns the building, says that the plan, first revealed last year when the cafe closed, is for  new flats which will  give adults up to the age of 25 the chance to live independently, with help from support workers.

Here's the full statement from MCC:

MCC still owns MoCoCo and have no plans to sell.
We as a church have used this building for youth and community work for the last ten years. Our heart is to continue using the building for similar work. Planning permission has been granted to convert much of the building into bedsits for young people as starter homes.
Eight self-contained units will be available for young adults up to age 25. We will provide mentoring and support to help these young adults learn to live independently. We will have a live-in warden/caretaker and/or support workers to provide extra help and support as required.
As a church we have been quietly doing this type of work within the Middlewich Community on and off for many years.
Please be assured that no one has anything to fear from supported housing for young people.
This facility will be well managed by a mixture of paid and volunteer staff who want to help young people live locally in a safe and secure environment.
We are currently fundraising and hope to open by the end of the year.
One retail unit will be maintained at the front of the building, final use yet to be determined.

David Moore.

(reproduced with permission)
                      MOCOCO CAFE TO CLOSE          

UPDATE (28th May 2014):
Work began on the conversion at the end of May 2014. 
Here's a report from our friends at the


ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: 20th JUNE 2013
UPDATED 28th MAY 2014                                      

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