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Options in Life

Education & Skills

We would like to run a 36 week basic cooking and kitchen safety course for isolated adults with learning disabilities.

Total received £5,191.76

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About the Project

This project is about helping isolated adults with learning disabilities participate more fully within their community by building life skills which will help them to become more independent. We will have full access to student kitchen facilities where our group members will be taught by a professional chef who will show them how to prepare a range of simple meals whilst learning important kitchen safety procedures over a 36 week period. This project will give our group members the chance to develop new skills which will help them to become more self-sufficient and less dependent on other people within the community. It will help them become more aware of the nutritional value of different food types and develop skills which could be transferred into employment.

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About the Charity

Options in Life runs a social inclusion and skills development program for isolated adults with learning disabilities in Fife. Our program currently runs three days each week from 9am-4pm and involves supporting our participants through a diverse program of confidence and skill-building activities. We support them as they work to achieve accredited qualifications, undergo training exercises, participate in arranged work experience and confidence building exercises such as rock climbing and kayaking. When participating in these activities our beneficiaries are supported by our trained staff and volunteers who encourage and assist them throughout the day. Our work helps our beneficiaries develop the skills and confidence they need to become more independent and active within their community.