DISABILITIES & CHRONIC DISEASE RISK

In various life stages and circumstances, individuals may require assisted living and the support of carers for day-to-day tasks. Tasks can include keeping the living space clean and tidy, shopping and cooking for oneself and getting to and from activities and appointments in the day. Some population groups needing such support may include those with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, mental illness and ageing persons.

Compared to the general population, people living with intellectual disabilities can be at a greater risk of developing certain health conditions. For example, people with intellectual disabilities have a greater chance of chronic health problems due to lifestyle factors such as overweight and obesity, being less active and eating less healthfully.

DISABILITIES & CHRONIC DISEASE RISK

In various life stages and circumstances, individuals may require assisted living and the support of carers for day-to-day tasks. Tasks can include keeping the living space clean and tidy, shopping and cooking for oneself and getting to and from activities and appointments in the day. Some population groups needing such support may include those with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, mental illness and ageing persons.

Compared to the general population, people living with intellectual disabilities can be at a greater risk of developing certain health conditions. For example, people with intellectual disabilities have a greater chance of chronic health problems due to lifestyle factors such as overweight and obesity, being less active and eating less healthfully.

OTHER BARRIERS TO GOOD HEALTH INCLUDE:

Poorer access to adequate healthcare

Low individual motivation

Lack of available resources and lifestyle programs to cater for their needs.

OTHER BARRIERS TO GOOD HEALTH INCLUDE:

  • Poorer access to adequate healthcare
  • Low individual motivation
  • Lack of available resources and lifestyle programs
    to cater for their needs.

Altogether, these surmount to heightened cardiometabolic risk factors for chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes and heart diseases which can lead to poorer quality of life and earlier death.

As a carer, you are in a unique position to positively influence and empower the people you care for to move towards sustainable and healthful diet & lifestyle patterns that can effectively reduce short & long-term health risks.

Altogether, these surmount to heightened cardiometabolic risk factors for chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes and heart diseases which can lead to poorer quality of life and earlier death.

As a carer, you are in a unique position to positively influence and empower the people you care for to move towards sustainable and healthful diet & lifestyle patterns that can effectively reduce short & long-term health risks.

Cooking for Life Personalised Learning

Life Skills + Healthy Eating

Cooking for Life Personalised Learning

Life Skills + Healthy Eating

THE PROCESS!

  • Assess your needs
  • Choose learning stream
  • Individual assessment and goal setting
  • Workshop delivery (single or group)
  • Review

WHO

  • At The Cooks Workshop we would love to support people with disabilities, their support workers, families and carers. Both in a residential care setting or at home.
  • Private or small group sessions for young adults with developmental disorders such as autism can also be developed.

HOW

  • Nutrition based cooking workshops, presented in an individual or group setting. These can be adapted for online learning.

WHAT

  • Food safety
  • Budgeting and nutritious meal planning for healthy eating
  • Shopping
  • Cooking skills

 

THE VALUE IN COOKING WORKSHOPS

  • Life Skills
  • Creative outlet
  • Socialisation
  • Learning in a safe and supported environment
  • Improved social participation and friendship networks and gains in language and fine motor development.

SOLUTIONS BY DESIGN

  • Here at the Cook’s workshop, we are always looking for new ways to help solve your problems by, improving and updating our programs. Most of all we would love to work with you and design a program that suits your needs.
  • Join us in leading the way to provide a consistent approach to healthy eating for people with a disability, particularly those in shared living in group homes.
  • Let us help you find the skills you need for a healthy and longer life.

Get in touch with us today and see if we have the answers that you’re looking for.

Engage, Empower, Educate, and Support!