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What types of children’s activities do you offer?

We offer a combination of physical and mental activities. We believe that children learn best while having fun so all of our activities are focused on skill-building through fun.

How can I volunteer at The Peoples Pantry Ellesmere Port?

To find out more information about volunteering, pop along to one of our sessions or email our charity chair

Are there any events planned for this holiday season?

All current and upcoming events will be updated regularly on the events section on the home page as well as via Facebook.

Meet our team

Our charity could not run without the help of our amazing volunteers.


Kathleen Spain

Charity Chair


Tracey Anelay- Jones



Erika Neill



Hayley Humphreys






Gail Hodkinson



Jade Spain

Energy Advisor


Chloe Parker




Kitchen Volunteer


Donna Plant



Carter Spain

Young Volunteer

FAQ: Meet the Team

Equal Opportunities policy and procedures

Peoples Pantry

Equal Opportunities Policy & Procedures


Peoples Pantry:

ACCEPTS that in society certain groups or individuals are denied equality on the grounds of race, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, disability, gender re-assignment, age, social class, sexual orientation and religion/belief or any other factor irrelevant to the purpose in view.

WELCOMES the statutory requirements laid down in the Equalities Act 2010;
Note: the Equalities Act replaced the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and the Race Relations Act 1976 and supplements the Equal Pay Act 1970

and is committed to complying with the Equalities Act 2010 with such other Acts and statutory requirements furthering equality of opportunity for all as also apply to its charitable activities.

RECOGNISES that it has moral and social responsibilities that go beyond the provisions of the above-mentioned Acts and Regulations, and that it should support and contribute to the wider process of change through all aspects of its work and practices in order to eliminate discrimination and promote equality and diversity.

IS COMMITTED to taking positive steps to ensure that:

all people are treated with dignity and respect, valuing the diversity of all;

equality of opportunity and diversity is promoted;

services are accessible, appropriate and delivered fairly to all;

the mix of its employees, volunteers and management committees reflects, as far as possible, the broad mix of the population of its local community;

traditionally disadvantaged sections of the community are encouraged to participate in policy decisions about, and the management of the services provided.

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This policy applies to all Trustees, staff, volunteers, management committee members, users and the general public.


Equality and diversity are central to the work of Peoples Pantry.

Peoples Pantry will treat all people with dignity and respect, valuing the diversity of all.  It will promote equality of opportunity and diversity.  It will eliminate all forms of discrimination on grounds of race, gender, marital status, caring responsibilities, disability, gender re-assignment, age, social class, sexual orientation, religion/ belief, irrelevant offending background or any other factor irrelevant to the purpose in view.

It will tackle social exclusion, inequality, discrimination and disadvantage.

For this policy to be successful, it is essential that everyone is committed to and involved in its delivery.  Peoples Pantry’s goal is to work towards a just society free from discrimination, harassment and prejudice.  Peoples Pantry aims to embed this in all its policies, procedures, day-to-day practices and external relationships.


Peoples Pantry aims to:

Provide services that are accessible according to need;

Promote equality of opportunity and diversity in volunteering, employment and development;

Create effective partnerships with all parts of our community.


Peoples Pantry’s objective is to realise its standards by:

Sustaining, regularly evaluating and continually improving its services to ensure equality and diversity principles and best practice are embedded in our performance to meet the needs of individuals and groups;

Working together with the community to provide accessible and relevant service provision that responds to service users’ needs;

Ensuring staff, volunteers and trustees are representative of the community served and the employment policies are fair and robust;

Responding to volunteer’s & employees’ needs and encouraging their development to increase their contribution to effective service delivery;

Recognising and valuing the differences and individual contribution that all people make to Peoples Pantry;

Challenging discrimination;

Providing fair resource allocation;

Being accountable.

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Why have this policy?

Peoples Pantry recognises, respects and values diversity in its Trustees, employees, volunteers and service users.

Peoples Pantry has this policy because it is a people-led organisation that must always ensure it meets the needs of the community through fair and appropriate employment and development of the people who work and volunteer for Peoples Pantry.


Responsibility for Implementation

This policy covers the behaviour of all people employed or volunteering with Peoples Pantry or using the services and sets out the way they can expect to be treated in turn by Peoples Pantry. The overall responsibility for ensuring adherence to and implementation of this policy lies with the Trustees, staff and the management committee.

Method of Implementation

Peoples Pantry intends to implement this policy by:

Ensuring that it is a condition of paid employment with Peoples Pantry;

Ensuring that Trustees, Management committee, volunteers and users are made aware, understand, agree with, and are willing to implement, this policy.  All staff and volunteers will be given a copy of this policy as part of their induction;

Actively encouraging Trustees, staff, management committee and volunteers to participate in anti-discriminatory training, and making time and resources available for such training;

Monitoring the services, publicity and events provided by Peoples Pantry, to ensure that they are accessible to all sections of the population and do not discriminate, and taking active steps to ensure that participation is representative.

Monitoring and Reviewing

Peoples Pantry has declared its commitment to establishing, developing, implementing and reviewing a policy of equality of opportunity. Effective record keeping and monitoring, and acting on information gathered, are essential in order to measure effectiveness and plan progress. The management committee will review the policy annually.

Policy approved by the Trustees

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