What people say

The impacts of these Pantry Project experiences relate to the many and varied ways in which disabled and non-disabled young people and professionals have shifted their perceptions of the capabilities of themselves and each other. This relates to communication, integration, creative and leadership skill, capacity for play and enjoyment as well as preparing, eating, and experimenting with food.

Nicky Crabb, Culture Shift. External Evaluator

I made new friends, learnt that I'm able to help others, the experience is amazing.

– Sussex buddy

They have moved from dependence to independence in the creative development of their work, which is exactly as it should be for students about to leave College and move into a different sort of independence. They have taken on your ideas and offers in a really positive way and I am looking forward to the outcomes.

– Gill Lamden, Head of Performing Arts, Varndean College

I'm helping her to make more choices rather than just assuming because she doesn't talk much, now I take her much more into consideration.

– Care worker

I learnt a lot as her key worker, learnt she liked hot drinks such as green tea and lemon tea which we didn't know before. She is having more of an adult choice, she is 17 now. It has helped me get to know Julie better, what she likes and doesn't like.

– Key worker

For me it was fantastic! It was my second weekend in my life that Mira do something, she is with me all the time ...It's not easy for her to go to other peoples' houses, its not like with children who don't have special needs.

– Parent of participant