Cooking and independence at the Huntercombe Centre Birmingham

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So many people enjoy cooking delicious meals. At Huntercombe Centre Birmingham patients are using the brand new kitchen to do just that.

Curries, cottage pies and Caribbean food are just some of the dishes patients are cooking up in the newly refurbished kitchen at Huntercombe’s centre in Birmingham.

Supported by occupational therapists and nursing staff, patients select recipes, plan their meals for the week, shop for the correct ingredients and cook for themselves using the new equipment. Planning their meals and cooking them helps patients gain a sense of independence, improves their cooking skills, and teaches them about the importance of food and its health benefits.

Every year the centre holds a Fun Day with lots of activities. On Thursday 8 September 2016, Fun Day was in aid of Cancer Research. Patients showed off their cookery skills by baking cakes for their fellow patients and their families to enjoy. The whole day was a great success with games such as ‘beat the goalie’, bingo and a round of karaoke.


Posted: 08/09/2016 by Huntercombe Birmingham

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