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Wiggly Worm

The Wiggly Worm charity makes a difference to people's lives by creating opportunities through practical experiences and challenges in the world of food. 

We work to improve health, well-being and self-esteem amongst the vulnerable, disadvantaged or seldom heard, using food in practical ways to deliver physical and mental health benefits, creating better chances for all.

The Wiggly Worm offers numerous projects and courses including:

  • Kitchen Challenge - a six/eight week project for young people who for whatever reason are struggling to achieve in the normal education environment. At the end of the course, the learners run their own restaurant for the evening, where they devise their own menu, prepare and cook all the food themselves, and serve to a specially invited guests. For 8 participants this project costs £6,000 or £750 per participant. 
  • Of Course We Can events - an inclusion project for disabled and non-disabled 11-25 year olds, we offer a range of half term and holiday courses to develop skills and friendships
  • Get Cooking in the Community - designed to help inspire and motivate participants to cook healthier, more affordable meals for their families and selves. We will help build up skills and advise how to cut costs effectively without jeopardising the quality of the food they prepare.
  • Cookery demonstrations in schools and community groups.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Abby Guilding
Contact Position
Managing Director
01242 237802

Where to go

Wiggly Worm office HQ
Office 5, Springbank Community Resource Centre
Springbank Way
GL51 0LG

Local Offer

Local Offer Details

We deliver a range of cooking courses as part of the 'Of Course We Can' programme for 11-25 year olds during some half terms/school holidays.


Contact Name
Emma Bowers
Contact Telephone
01242 237802
Contact Email
SEN Provision Type

SEND Local Offer Form  

Who is your service for?
Local Offer Age Bands
11-16 (Secondary School)
16-18 (Transitions into Adulthood)
18-25 (Young Adults)
Is the building fully wheelchair accessible?
Is there disabled changing and toilet facilities?
Describe any training or experience you/your staff, have had or are having in issues around SEND?

We deliver this programme under Active Impact.

Have any members of you/your team had experience of working with children and young people with the following disabilities/additional needs?
a) young people with autistic spectrum disorders
b) young people who use alternative communication methods
c) young people with learning difficulties/disabilities whose behaviour challenges us
d) young people with complex physical/medical requirements

Practitioner Information

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