Disability Action Yorkshire

Living Skills

The Living Skills project will provide 2 fully accessible kitchens at our residential care-home for adults with physical disabilities. The specialist kitchens will enable our residents to learn independent living skills, such as cooking and cleaning, so that they may live an independent lifestyle.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 March 2011 to 12:00 AM, 1 March 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1044373)

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Location

  • "The current kitchen is unsuitable and too narrow and too low...I would like to use the kitchen more as I enjoy doing my cooking lifeskills"

    — Caroline (resident of 34 Claro Road)

  • One thing that you could make better...is making the kitchens more accessible...It frustrates me...when I can't fully participate in food preparation.

    — Nick (resident at 34 Claro Road)

  • "The current kitchen is unsuitable and too narrow and too low...I would like to use the kitchen more as I enjoy doing my cooking lifeskills"

    — Caroline (resident of 34 Claro Road)

  • One thing that you could make better...is making the kitchens more accessible...It frustrates me...when I can't fully participate in food preparation.

    — Nick (resident at 34 Claro Road)

Situation

Often, adults with physical disabilities living in care-homes are forced to rely on staff members. It is assumed that they are unable to do everyday tasks for themselves. Sometimes, residents are not treated as individuals and can be made to feel like they are unable to do anything for themselves. This is not the case. We believe that every disabled person is an individual, with different needs and abilities. Sometimes, all they need is a chance to learn new skills and to be independent.

Solution

At our care-home, 34 Claro Road, the focus is on independent living. We aim to equip our residents with the independent living skills to one day move out and live as part of the community, if they wish to. The 'Living Skills' project will provide accessible, safe kitchens, so that each and every resident can learn the skills of cooking, cleaning and planning meals for themselves. The kitchens are height adjustable, so that they can be used by everyone, whatever their individual needs.