Good Oaks’ Live-in Care staff cook up culinary delights

Live-in Carers at Julia's Kitchen Live-in Carers cooking

Home Carers from Poole-based Live-in Care and Domiciliary provider Good Oaks have been cooking up a storm, thanks to local cookery school, Julia’s Kitchen.

As part of an innovative new training session, live-in care and visiting care staff were taught by professional chef, Julia Cotton, in her own kitchen, learning how to cook a selection of delicious meals.

Recipes covered on the half-day course included homemade butternut soup, fish with roasted vegetables, and sausage and cabbage casserole. Julia also gave tips and hints about how to make fresh meals more healthy, and advice on portions, and freezing quantities for later use.

Live-in Carers stay with people in their own homes for a few weeks at a time, and help with meal preparation, medication, housework, companionship and personal care, and is often an alternative to residential care.

Ben Ashton, Director of Good Oaks, said: “We want to thank Julia for delivering such an engaging session. Our carers really enjoyed the food they made and all said they learned a lot about cooking nutritious, and delicious, meals.

“Our live-in care clients are generally elderly, and looking after their diet is such an important part of their care, so it’s essential that nutrition is covered in the training we offer our staff. We’ve given our carers recipe packs based on what they practiced during the session – our clients are in for a treat!”

Live-in Carers cooking soup

Live-in Carers after cookery class