Alderman Mara de Graaf shares the concerns of Maastricht political party CDA about the closure of the Talentino restaurant on Grote Gracht. The catering business where more than fifty younger people with disabilities work, will close its doors in March next year. This is mainly due to a shortage of accompanying catering staff and rising wage costs.
CDA has asked questions about the closure to the city administration, because many parents of the young people are concerned about the possible relocation of their children within the Talent concept. Although the closure is a decision of Talent itself, the municipality wants to be able to guarantee the care and daily activities for these people with a disability, the councillor says.
Greune Luiper Stadstaverne & Brooderie, another Talentino hospitality business, was established along the Groene Loper since April last year.