Community café launched in Liverpool

The Mayor and Mayoress of Sefton were amongst the guests who attended the opening of Litherland Community Kitchen in Merseyside.

The new café-style space has been set up in order to encourage communal activities, combat social isolation, and promote a healthy lifestyle in the Liverpool district.

The first event for the Community Kitchen scheme took place at Hawthorne Court, which is a local development for elderly people. It was attended by a number of VIP guests, including Sefton’s Mayor, Councillor Kevin Cluskey, and his wife, Linda.

A ‘reminiscence pod’ styled after the 1950s, which made the space resemble some of the luxury built kitchens of Chester and Liverpool city centre, was installed especially for the project’s launch. This was in order to deliver a calm environment for the guests who turned out, while it also acted as a stimulating point of interest, especially for attendees with dementia.

Jamie Somers, a Michael Bublé impersonator, was also on hand to entertain guests throughout the event.

The communal kitchen project was set up by the Think Family Think Community initiative, which is located in Litherland, along with a number of volunteers and funding from the Ford Area Committee (FAC).

Speaking to The Liverpool Echo, the FAC’s Councillor Paulette Lapin said:

“The Community Kitchen is a very worthwhile initiative. It encourages local residents to get involved in their local community, helping to combat social isolation and promote health and wellbeing.”

Further events will take place on the final Friday of every month at Hawthorne Court. Local people are encouraged to take part, with tickets competitively priced to make it easy to attend.

Posted by Peter
March 5, 2015
Community kitchens

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