Your donation could help someone like Nick cook a meal for himself – enabling him to live independently!

Our unique Training Kitchen provides disabled people with the opportunity to develop their independent living skills. Cooking is a skill that enables people to have more choice and control, and increases wellbeing and confidence!

As well as promoting the importance of nutrition, personal hygiene and safe cooking practices, our clients attending the Training Kitchen get the chance to strengthen their skills by following instructions and directions through recipes, weighing ingredients and it is great for stimulating their five senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch.

Our Training Kitchen relies on the generosity of funders to operate. Its impact on those that attend is far reaching, not just developing cooking skills as Nick’s story tells us:

Nick has been coming to Enham Trust since 2009, he has Downs syndrome and associated severe learning disabilities. Nick’s mum has notices a huge difference since he started attending the Training Kitchen stating – ‘he spent many years attending various day centres in the region, bored and under-stimulated’

However, since joining the Training Kitchen Nick has been able to experiment with different foods and ingredients and develop his independent cooking skills. He has also grown in confidence and enjoys socialising with others. ‘He loves preparing the meals for the monthly village lunches, at which paying residents, staff, family and friends are served by Nick and his fellow trainees’.

Nick in the Training Kitchen

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