Reconnect through Cookery

Reconnect through Cookery brings together over forty adults with a range of learning disabilities, physical disabilities, and autism. Some of our members also struggle with mental health on top of everything else. On the menu last Friday was beef chilli tacos, and they tasted amazing. Some of us had never seen or tasted a taco, but they went down a storm, along with the fresh salad our members prepared.

We chatted about what makes you feel healthy and captured some of our thoughts. Georgia said walking, swimming, and salad makes her feel healthy. Richard said he enjoys singing in a music group, chicken, and rice. Our lovely members Richard and Mandy, who are a couple, said their relationship makes them happy, as they go on walks and feel good being together. Gethin said he likes meeting friends, walking, and going to activities.

Thank you so much to Sarah Ballett for hosting the quiz, and Hayley Fishbourne for seeing to the bingo and raffle; your help is most appreciated. Thanks also to Zoe Dummett, Cheryl Smith, and Lauren Price for being hands-on, and to Rees, Mark, Natalie, and Connor for helping in the kitchen (and not forgetting our long-time volunteer Chris who was awesome on the kitchen clean). Our sessions couldn’t go ahead without your support and help.

This project is funded through the National Lottery Community Fund, thank you.