Derbyshire disability facility to get new kitchen

The Enabled Centre, which teaches disabled people how to live independent lives in Derby, is set to install a new cooking space to help teach basic cookery skills to patrons.

The community hub, which is located on the city’s St Helen’s Street, is used by a number of people with a range of conditions. The centre aims to offer them a plethora of life skills, which will help them to live more independent lives.

As cooking is something that is regularly done at Enabled, the staff and service users are reportedly delighted that they will receive a brand new space that could rival the custom made kitchens of Ellesmere Port.

Speaking to The Derby Telegraph, the centre’s manager, Kate Tilsley, said:

“At the moment, all we have is a microwave, so the new kitchen is going to benefit us in so many ways. We will be able to develop the knowledge of our service users in healthy eating and food hygiene. This will enable us to widen the scope of the activity.”

The centre’s new kitchen will be fitted with an oven, hob, sink, and work surfaces, which volunteers believe will help to improve the cookery services that the facility offers.

A support worker at Enabled, Sandra Page, added:

“At the moment, we don’t have a sink, which makes food hygiene very difficult. With the new facilities, we will be able to encourage our adults to wash their hands before and after preparing meals.”

Work is set to start on the kitchen later this year.

Posted by Peter
March 17, 2015
Community kitchens

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