Barnardo’s announce closure of Dr B’s restaurant

The Dr B’s restaurant on Knaresborough road in Harrogate is to close at the end of October 2014.

Barnardo’s opened the restaurant in 1985 to provide young people with skills and knowledge to develop and improve their social and employability skills. They also run specialised vocational training programme in the hospitality and catering sectors.

A service working with young people to improve their skills required to give them a better chance in life.

A spokesperson for Barnardo’s said: It is with great sadness that we announce the closure of Dr B’s restaurant in Harrogate.

Unfortunately, current financial pressures and a drastic decline in numbers of young people seeking support from the service mean that it is no longer financially viable for Barnardo’s to run. As a result, we feel the only option is closure.

Barnardo’s is committed to supporting vulnerable young people and is taking every step to ensure that young people who are currently on placement at Dr B’s are being helped to find alternative provision.

Staff are also being supported in applying for other suitable roles.

We would like to pay tribute to their hard work and dedication over the years and also thank our loyal customers for their support.

The closure of the services has resulted in six posts being made redundant. We are working closely with the staff to support them in finding alternative employment.