Cooking up a healthier lifestyle at Bevan Court
Customers living at Bevan Court, Coventry have enjoyed a free six-week cookery course as part of the city’s Cook Together Eat Together project which aims to prove that eating a healthy, balanced diet can be easy, fun, cost effective and tasty.
Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and delivered by Groundwork West Midlands, each on-site session saw customers cooking healthier three course meals with fresh ingredients – and then sitting down and eating it together.
Gemma Morrison, activities co-ordinator, said: “It was a huge success. It was the first time Bevan Court had taken part and it was a brilliant project that we’ve all really enjoyed.
“We had 14 customers participating over the weeks with around 10 completing the full course. We also had some members of the local community and family members taking part.”
One of the sessions at Bevan Court was videoed by Groundwork, West Midlands for part of its bid application for lottery funding to roll the project out across Birmingham, as well as for their social media and website.
Groundwork is a national community charity working to transform lives in disadvantaged communities. It helps people gain confidence and skills, get into training and work, protect and improve green spaces, lead more active lives and overcome significant challenges such as poverty, isolation, low skills and poor health.
Find out more about the course on the Cook Together Eat Together website.