ARA Hotel on the television news on France 2
The “An idea for France” section of Monday February 6 takes you to Brittany, where a hotel mainly employs staff with disabilities
In Landerneau (Finistère), the day has not yet risen but in a hotel, people are already getting busy. Nathalie Le Bizec, serving, sets up and manages breakfast all by herself. Like eight out of 12 employees in the hotel, the only one of its kind, she has the status of disabled worker. She suffers in particular from speech difficulties, but this does not hinder her in her daily tasks, she assures. In the reception team, Pascal and Typhanie are also disabled.
Amenities appreciated by employees
As in every hotel, you have to make the beds and dust them. But here, no stress: everyone’s pace is respected. "They make sure we don't have any pressure (...). If we haven’t finished everything, we’ll do it the next day” explains Typhanie Borgne, employee, who suffers from cognitive disorders. Pascal, who has neurological problems, works three hours a day and appreciates the accommodations. Guests say they don't notice the difference with a traditional hotel.