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Cooking for Life (360G-EssexCF-A414466)

To help run a healthy eating and cookery course for those with a learning disability


07 Sep 2016

Grant details
Amount Applied For 4620
Amount Awarded 4000
Award Date 2016-09-07T00:00:00+00:00
Beneficiary Location: Country Code GB
Grant Programme: Code 2016/17
Grant Programme: Title Multiple Funding
Last Modified 2017-12-20T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Duration (months) 9
Planned Dates: End Date 2017-07-28T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Start Date 2016-10-05T00:00:00+00:00
Primary age group Adults (26 – 65)
Primary beneficiary People with learning difficulties
Primary ethnicity British
Primary issue Health and Wellbeing
Recipient Org: Charity Number 245421
Recipient Org: Description City of Chelmsford Mencap is a local independent charity supporting people with a learning disability across mid-Essex. It provides lifelong learning, social clubs and specialist services and offers information, advice and support to service users, families and carers. The Charity's lifelong learning service, The Outreach Academy, operates five days a week, fifty weeks a year. It offers a wide range of courses that help to develop work, life and social skills. These include functional skills, cooking and dance. All courses are led by experienced tutors and specialist staff support students, including providing personal and therapeutic care. Students have a range of learning disabilities, including a wide range of severity from mild to severe, and associated sensory, physical and communication needs. A high number also have chronic health conditions, including arthritis, diabetes and epilepsy. The aims of the Charity, and especially The Outreach Academy, are to help students reach their potential, support them to access the community and to demonstrate that people with a learning disability are not just passive receivers of care but able, with the right support, to make valuable contributions to their local community.
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