Our ELMs service open their new fully adaptable kitchen!

A fully adaptable kitchen has been a dream for our ELMs service for many years now, and has actually been in the works at Hollybank for quite a long time. We’ve been working with the Huddersfield Town Foundation who did a number of different fundraising activities to fund this incredible project for a number of years. Due to Covid and other challenges, the work was put on hold.

But we recently started work on having the fully adaptable kitchen fitted and we’re super pleased to say it’s now officially open and today we were able to welcome the Huddersfield Town Foundation in to see it in operation! One of the adults who attends our daytime activity centre was able to show our visitors around the kitchen, showing them how to use the switch adapted kitchen equipment and height adjustable benches. We also welcomed one of our long-standing corporate supporters, Treka to the small opening event.

We had an official ribbon cutting and later on there was an informal session where the adults took part in a cake smash with rolling pins!

The kitchen is designed to meet the needs of the adults and to allow the adults to be able to communicate with each other whilst cooking and baking. The benefits of the kitchen will allow the adults to learn more about healthy lifestyles, wellness and life skills, encouraging independence whilst using objects in the kitchen.