We work hard everyday to better the lives of our charity's recipients through our many causes. Learn more about our efforts and how working together can make a lasting impact!
Who are we
When we opened we could never have imagined what a difference it would make. Pinnies was the brainchild of three Huntingdon Mencap staff who had a dream to open a tea room where all were welcome and now that dream is a reality. From the very beginning our tea shop became the most requested place for our service users to visit and its popularity continues to this day – and not just because of the yummy cake!
Pinnies is unique
Many of the people that we offer work experience to avoid social interaction and have limited confidence and skills. Seeing these people gradually improve their skills, sociability and confidence is the best accolade that can be given.
Many of these people have chosen to further their careers within the catering sector, either by attending college or searching for paid employment.
Our Mission and vision
To provide our service users with the same opportunities as their peers
To promote the valuable contributions people with learning disabilities can make if given the opportunity
To support our service users to live fulfilled lives and achieve their goals
To operate an initiative that is inclusive, for all communities and makes a difference to peoples lives
To have an inclusive and integrated setting to allow people with learning disabilities to thrive. Enabling our service users to feel valued, comfortable and part of the wider community