The Cheesy Waffles Project is a registered charity for children, young people and adults with additional needs from across County Durham. Although our project is predominantly for people with learning disabilities it is not exclusive to and everyone is welcome to attend.
We rely on funding from grants, donations and fundraising to subsidise our activities to ensure they are accessible and inclusive for all. The project continues to grow and works within the local community to support cohesion and raise disability awareness through positive events and programmes.
Project members can gain a variety of Awards and Accreditation delivered by our qualified staff team including ASDAN Short Courses, Arts Award, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, V Involved Award and in house attendance and participation awards.
Members have the opportunity to take part in residentials, trips away, shopping excursions, meals out, sports activities, cookery programmes, wellbeing, performing arts and more. This gives an opportunity to go out without support from family giving respite to carers but also developing independent skills.
We encourage members to engage in community work making gifts for others, working with local trusts, fundraising for chosen charities and supporting local community projects this encourages self-esteem and confidence and raises their profile in the local community.
All members learn skills through taking part in activities that will help them with the transition into adulthood promoting self-awareness and independence.
Most importantly we believe that every person no matter what their ability, background or belief deserve to have the same opportunities in life to help promote the learning of new skills, try new activities, visit new places and most importantly have fun.