Cooking Skills and Friendships: The ‘Meet Up, Eat Up’ Initiative at are-able Social Enterprises in Warrnambool
At are-able, we believe in empowering individuals to reach their full potential. This is precisely what we’ve achieved with the inspiring journey of Jenny, Sky, Ami, and Dylan, supported by our dedicated team member Meg.
The ‘Meet Up, Eat Up’ initiative provided by are-able Social Enterprises in Warrnambool is one of the programs that have significantly influenced the lives of these individuals. With the help of this program, participants can improve their independence by learning how to find recipes, shop, choose healthy foods, compare costs, follow instructions, and make meals from scratch. The journey’s conclusion is a delicious lunch shared with other participants. This activity promotes socialisation, involvement, and the self-assurance to recreate the meals at home in addition to culinary abilities to replicate at home.
What participants appreciate the most about this program is the chance to learn new skills while having fun with friends. It’s more than just a cooking class; it’s a supportive environment that encourages personal growth and the building of lasting friendships.
The ‘Meet Up, Eat Up’ activity has had a profound impact on the lives of these individuals. It has empowered them to become more independent, making informed decisions about food choices and budgeting. They have honed their culinary skills, transforming them into capable home cooks. Moreover, this initiative has provided them with a platform to engage and socialise with others, boosting their confidence in social settings.
Perhaps the most heartwarming outcome is when participants proudly report that they have replicated the recipes they learned at home, receiving praise from family and friends. It’s a testament to their newfound independence and the skills they have acquired through this inclusive program.
At are-able, we celebrate stories like these—where individuals with diverse backgrounds and unique challenges come together to learn, grow, and foster lasting connections. The ‘Meet Up, Eat Up’ program embodies our commitment to empowering individuals and enhancing their quality of life. We look forward to more success stories as our participants continue their journey toward greater independence and fulfillment.
For more information about are-able’s NDIS activities and services, contact our team today.