A project that helps provide independent living skills to disabled people has been given a £1,000 boost. Andover’s Enham Trust has been awarded the funds through a Test Valley Borough Council Councillor Community Grant. The money will enable the continuation of the Training Kitchen project, launched in August 2017.
The Training kitchen is a fully accessible kitchen, which focuses on providing life skills to disabled people. The main aims are to learn basic cooking skills to increase independence, explore new recipes and increase knowledge about healthy eating. It also provides an essential space for socialisation and a chance for individuals to explore their creativity in a safe and supportive environment.
Councillor North said:
The work that The Enham Trust do is truly inspiring to all and, most importantly, is life changing for those who are supported by the trust. I am proud that Test Valley Borough Council has sponsored this brilliant project, which will help people in Andover build confidence and gain independence through learning.
Rayna McDonald, Director of Care at Enham Trust, said:
The Training Kitchen provides a place where skills that are learnt are done so in a fun and practical way.
This grant will enable disabled people to work towards their goal of greater independence. Thank you to the Council for contributing to the overall success of the Training Kitchen.
Enham Trust currently supports thousands of disabled people across the country each year in the key areas of their lives by providing housing, care, and various employment & skills opportunities to ensure each customer gains independence, choice, and control over every aspect of their lives.
To find out more about Enham Trust and the impact we have for disabled people today, please visit www.enhamtrust.org.uk/training-kitchen
The Test Valley Borough Council Councillor Community Grant scheme helps to fund community-led initiatives. Local councillors allocate funds to projects that they identify as meeting a need in the community based on feedback and ideas from residents. For more information about the grants available, please click here
Photo: Cllr Phil North, Leader of TVBC presenting the cheque to Rayna McDonald, Director of Care, Hamish Fell, Service User and Jade Paul, Health & Wellbeing Coordinator at Enham Trust