Pompey in the Community’s Blue Kitchen cooking course is just one of the activities we offer that link workers can refer their patients to, and as well as cooking courses, we also offer walking football, Pompey Pedals; making cycling accessible to everyone and Life & Chimes; our group for people living with dementia and their carers, and people who are at risk of isolation. Supported by the Thriving Communities Fund and made possible thanks to; Arts Council England, National Academy for Social Prescribing, Historic England, Money and Pensions Service, Natural England, NHS Charities Together and Sport England.

Blue Kitchen aims to have a positive effect in these areas; it is a practical cooking course delivered live online that will introduce and develop essential cookery skills and techniques with the emphasis on healthy eating and cooking on a budget. In addition to these practical skills, Blue Kitchen includes elements relating to smart shopping, healthy eating, health & safety and takeaway alternatives. There is an opportunity to gain a Level 2 in Food Safety and Hygiene by the end of the course. This qualification can be used as a stepping stone to further training and will allow entrants to work and volunteer in the food and catering industry, as well as be able to prep and cook economical, nutritious meals.

The course consists of the following:

• 6-week healthy living cooking course
• 1.5 hours each session
• ingredients provided each week
• recipe booklet
• handy hints and top tips

The courses are prepared and tailored to meet the needs of different cohorts that might include older men, mums and families or young adults living independently, equally groups could be of mixed ability.

Places are limited and the next course is due to start on Tuesday 1st March from 10am – 11.30am, so if you are interested, please contact [email protected]