West Berkshire Mencap - Leisure Plus 'Cookery Club'

Last updated: 01/06/2023

Cookery Club - Teaches people independence in the kitchen, and how to prepare healthy meals; through positive learning, making choices, planning, managing a budget and through learning practical and simple cooking skills.

Who to contact

Contact Position
LeisurePlus Manager
01635 778120
Parent Organisation

Where to go

Slater Centre
Unit E
Hambridge Road Industrial Estate
RG14 5SS

Transport is not provided to this venue.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday 10am to 12pm, 1pm to 3pm and Wednesday 10am - 12pm, 1pm - 3pm
Time of day
Session Information
Open every week with a break for Christmas. Individuals are expected to attend service all year to work through the awards (holidays are allowed during the year)

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£11.50 per session


Age Ranges
Referral required

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Food prepared will take in to account any dietary requirements.

Local Offer


Cookery Club - Teaches people independence in the kitchen, and how to prepare healthy meals; through positive learning, making choices, planning, managing a budget and through learning practical and simple cooking skills.

Contact Telephone
01635 778120
Contact Email
SEN Provision Type
Speech & Language Difficulties, Behavioural, Emotional & Social Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Physical Disability, Moderate Learning Difficulties
Local Offer Age Bands
19 plus
Needs Level

General Provider

Is your service accessible? (consider in general terms how you make your service accessible, in addition to any specific premises issues)

Fully accessible, disabled toilet, where service is delivered. Please feel free to contact us directly to discuss any issues or concerns you might have regarding accessibility.

What are the eligibility criteria for your service? (please include any age restrictions, types of need catered for etc)

Open to anybody over 18 years old and wanting to learn cooking skills

How are referrals/applications made to your service? (include details of who can refer/apply and referral and application process)

Self Referral Care Manager Referral Application form on request Funding needs to be in place before placement can start, and all paperwork completed with Care Plans and information shared with placement.

What is your service standard for responding to referrals/accessing services? (include timescales for responding to referrals and accessing services)

Applications and enquiries are acknowledged as soon as they are received. Individuals will be invited, at their convenience, to visit Cookery Club and see if they would like a free taster session.

Who provides / funds your service?
Local Authority
Are children, young people, parents / carers charged for your service?
Details of charges, whether any help is available with costs

£11.50 per session Personal Budgets or Self Funded.

Inspection outcomes/quality awards

Cookery Club is part of LeisurePlus (West Berkshire Mencap) and is registered with Wokingham and West Berkshire's 'Support with Confidence' Scheme.

Feedback and complaints procedure

The service conducts an annual customer satisfaction survey which provides an opportunity to provide feedback and comments on the service. However, we are keen to ensure that any issues are addressed by ourselves at the earliest opportunity and complaints and compliments should be addressed in the first instance to the manager of the service verbally or by phone / email as follows: Name Telephone Email Should the complaint relate to the manager of the service (or dissatisfaction with the way an existing complaint has been handled) then complaints should be addressed to the  CEO as follows: : Sara Vaughan  West Berkshire Mencap The Mencap Centre Enborne Gate Enborne Road Newbury Berkshire RG14 6AT Tel. 01635 41464 sara.vaughan@wbmencap.org 

How will I know my child will be safe using this service?

Individual Risk Assessments are completed for everybody who attends the service, all activities are risk assessed and all staff are fully trained in a variety of subjects on a regular basis. Health and Safety Awareness, Fire Awareness, Safe Guarding, Medication / Personal Care, Epilepsy, PRICE, First Aid, Equality and Diversity, Managing Challenging Behaviour. West Berkshire Mencap complies with all Health and Safety requirements and all associated legislation. West Berkshire Mencap fully supports best practice and provides annual training refreshers to staff, instead of recommended three yearly training.

Quality checks

  • Assured Care and Support

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