New pet grooming shop offers work experience to young people with complex needs

PUBLISHED: 17:44 16 April 2019 | UPDATED: 09:24 17 April 2019

The new shop will open in The Arcade on the 23rd. Picture: Pampered Pets

The new shop will open in The Arcade on the 23rd. Picture: Pampered Pets

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A new pet grooming shop is opening for business in Letchworth’s The Arcade next week and will be hosting an open day this weekend.

Pampered Pets owner Debbie Abernethy – a qualified teacher and support worker – is also providing an opportunity for work experience to young people with complex needs.

“I'm hoping that we can help to enable the young people to build confidence and learn new skills,” said Debbie.

“A young lady that currently works with us is interested in joining me on a canine first aid course. She has a uniform and is really looking forward to being part of the team.”

The ribbon cutting will take place at no.9 The Arcade at 10am on Saturday and will be cut by a young man with autism who received support from Debbie 10 years ago.

The shop will then open its doors for business on Tuesday.

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