Students from Cornwall College Saltash are working with a community project in the town, to help older members of the community to remain independent. The catering students at the college are working with volunteers at the Saltash Live at Home Scheme.
The group will be holding regular sessions at the college where they are going to be shown ways of eating more healthily and by using the ingredients they already have at home.
Team Lead for Hospitality and Professional Cookery at Cornwall College Saltash, Chris Penk, said: “We are helping to encourage members to cook from fresh at home, two or three nights a week instead of using processed foods. This week we did various things from looking at their existing skills and knowledge to sitting down and eating together. It is great to be involved in this scheme and to be supporting the local community, we are now looking forward to holding these sessions regularly.”
Manager of the Saltash Live at Home project, Sarah Clook, said: “Saltash Live at Home offers friendship and support to older members of the community who are living independently and are experiencing a degree of social isolation. Through activities such as “Cook Together Eat Together” at Cornwall College Saltash we are able to offer our members the opportunity to meet others, to get out for a few hours and enjoy a meal together. Involvement by local organisations is essential for Saltash Live at Home to develop its activities and we really appreciate this connection with our local college.”