Peterborough Think Communities Funded “Shop, Cook, Eat” Project gives people new skills at Thera East Anglia

Posted 01/04/2022

In February 2022, Thera East Anglia was awarded a grant from the Peterborough Think Communities Fund to deliver cookery courses to people with a learning disability. Now the project is underway and proving successful and popular!

The grant funding from the Peterborough Think Communities fund has enabled people with a learning disability supported by Thera East Anglia to learn new how to plan and prepare meals themselves  and develop greater independence.

Since the course started, staff have noticed improvements in the skills and confidence of the people supported.

A parent of a person on the course said: “My thoughts on cooking, I honestly think it’s one of the best things you’ve done. She not only has learnt lots from this but it has made her more interested in the life skills of preparing and buying. 5 stars from me, absolutely 100% brilliant”

Staff and people supported at Thera East Anglia are really enjoying the course – particularly because it’s enabled them all to get back out into the community and try something new after a long period of relative isolation.

Thank you to the Peterborough Think Communities Fund for allowing this great project to go ahead!

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