A kitchen is usually the centre piece of any family home. It is where you find out information; how people are doing, what’s on your child’s mind, what problem a person may have or simply what is happening in someone’s life. It’s where emotions are aired and restored; laughter takes place, solutions found and an absolute mess made. Preparing drinks and meals is how people get to know one another. Before we received the funding from Cumbria Community Foundation and Cumbria Housing Partners, getting to know one another in this vital space was difficult. It was small and restricted for the service we wanted to provide. Now, thanks to these local providers the kitchen has become a focal point for many people ranging from community residents who meet in our building to the healthy lunches we provide for families. In the holidays recently local children came in to bake cakes and all went mostly according to plan. The kitchen is now fulfilling its purpose.
Before and After