Past Projects

The distinctive approach of Hameeda Khan-Davey’s programmes such as Holistic Inspirations led to the creation of projects such as Knowing You, Knowing Me, a project encouraging South Asian families to investigate their family heritage. The biggest of these projects was Taste of Rossendale, which looked at the heritage and history of food and health over the past century. It was funded by the Heritage Fund and co-managed by Together Lancashire.

The project was multi-faceted, with three main strands. There was research into the changes within Rossendale in shopping and eating habits, which resulted in the production of illustrated posters/leaflets, guided walks, exhibitions and a community recipe and remedy book. It was a great way to look at the multicultural heritage of the community and to bring this community together to work towards celebrating and sharing its heritage.

Due to Covid-19 the project utilised its end of celebration event fund to support the local disenfranchised community instead, who were suffering with food poverty due to the pandemic. It meant over 300 warm meals were served and recipes were inspired by Taste of Rossendale Cookbook. This was applauded by Heritage Lottery who liked the creative way the project was able to accommodate the pandemic and reach completion. This typifies how PEP works today – responsive to events and able to respond quickly to community needs. More information can be had from the Taste of Rossendale Facebook page: