Ready and Set to Cook

12 August 2016

Ready and Set to Cook Qualifications And Work Placements For Students With Learning Disabilities

The Learning & Development team at Communities First Wessex (known as Community First) supported local group The Right to Work (TRTW) with accessing training and qualifications that were successfully delivered in June. TRTW provides exciting day service opportunities, delivering ‘real’ work for people with learning disabilities who can and want to work but require support to do so. Part of their work includes catering for Community First’s older people’s project, Silver Linings, and lunch club, both of which run at Hewitt’s in Emsworth. Thanks to funds from the Big Lottery People’s Projects for Silver Linings, Community First was pleased to offer TRTW food hygiene training skills. Rachel Dowbakin, Community First Learning & Development Co-ordinator said, “Nine learners were supported to attend the Basic Food Hygiene and Safety Awareness course, with another 12 learners supported to get their Level 2 Certificates in Food Safety in Catering. We were also able to work with the staff at TRTW to deliver some specialist communication skills training, which will help them with developing their skills when supporting the wide range of needs the service users have. Well done to all at TRTW on their success and continued great service at Hewitt’s.”


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