Residents of Coventry are being given the chance to meet new people, cook new things and learn new recipes thanks to a free cooking club being launched in January.
Over 55’s are being invited to join Cook Together Eat Together, a free initiative from community charity Groundwork West Midlands aimed at supporting people across the city gain the skills and knowledge to enable them to cook from scratch, maintain a healthy and balanced diet whilst also reducing social isolation.
As well as running cooking clubs at venues across the city including libraries and community centres, the project will also support residents who have barriers attending public sessions by providing tailored support in the home.
Jo Elward, Healthy Lifestyles Manager at Groundwork West Midlands said, “This exciting new project has been developed in collaboration not only with our community and health partners, but also importantly members of the local community to ensure their needs are properly addressed and are engaged in the most responsive way.”
“Sessions are open to absolutely all members of our community, including those with mobility and confidence issues, and will include healthy eating learning activities, practical cooking and the opportunity to sit down and eat together with other participants.”
The clubs, which run over a period of six weeks, have been made possible thanks to funding from The Big Lottery Fund.
As part of the project volunteer ‘Food Facilitators’ will also be trained to run their own cooking sessions within their local communities.
For more information on the Cook Together Eat Together Project, call Jo Elward on 01782 829912/ 07769 189360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information is available online at www.cookandeatwell.co.uk/cook-together-eat-together.