Pancakes a plenty

February 16, 2018

We love creating opportunities to cook in our services. So, without any hesitation we marked Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day by asking Lee, Chris and Daniel ably assisted by their support worker, Jasmina, to make pancakes.

They each helped put the eggs, flour, sugar and salt in a bowl with Lee and Jasmina then mixing it all up. Colleague Angela put the oil in the pan adding the first batch of the mix, closely followed by Lee, Chris and Daniel who then took it in turns to make their own pancakes. Lee was full of laughter when Jasmina flipped the pancakes. They each enjoyed a couple of pancakes, which in keeping with tradition were topped off with sugar, lemon and golden syrup.

Lee, Chris and Daniel thoroughly enjoyed making and devouring their pancakes and were in great spirits having finished them. Daniel then keen to help tidy up, cleared the table and assisted by putting dishes in the dishwasher. When finished Daniel signed thumps up and was delighted by the praise that followed.

The home in Corby supports adults with learning disabilities and additional complex needs in a supported living setting and focuses supporting individuals to live as active and meaningful a life as possible within the local community and achieving greater independence in line with specific needs.

On rating the service ‘Outstanding’, the highest possible rating, the CQC noted that; People make great progress whilst they use the service and are encouraged to discover and achieve their short term, medium term and long term goals or dreams. People react with pride and disbelief at some of the goals they achieve and the entire team are always very proud of what people achieve. Without exception, they were able to see the person centred approach to everything the service offers and how it is run. It was evident that people’s choices are continuously at the forefront of the service and people are encouraged to be involved and have a say about matters that could have an impact on them.