Eastry Day Centre recently added a six-week cookery course to its extensive list of courses and other activities for the people we support across all of Optima Care’s settings. So popular is the course that a waiting list is already steadily growing. The day centre is an incredibly popular with many of Optima Care’s individuals. It provides a relaxed, yet vibrant community where expert help and support is provided to encourage our people to explore their interests – whether honing existing talents or learning new skills.
Spenser Road’s Ben recently completed a six-week cookery course with staff member and cookery tutor Teresa Lane, and Dawn from Eastry House is about to complete her course.
They have both enjoyed choosing their own recipes, shopping for ingredients, cooking their dishes and then clearing up after themselves. Food hygiene also represented an important aspect of the course. All our budding chefs receive a book detailing their progress in photos and words and also a certificate to mark their achievements.