Same same but different ….
Feeling good at home during a lockdown is important for your well-being mentally and physically. Though we may not be able to do the things we enjoy the way we used to, it doesn’t mean we cant.
BCD has taken our cooking classes online with our customers. It’s the concept of “same, same but different” way in which we continue to support our customers and prioritise being connected socially in a covid safe way.
One of BCD’s customers Julie was feeling isolated at home and missing eating out and hanging out with friends. Her care worker Julie suggested they meet online for a cooking lesson to learn to cook a new recipe that she could learn to perfect during the lockdown and then recreate it for friends when the lockdown is lifted.
At first, it took a bit of time for Julie to warm up to the idea of being online as she felt a little camera shy, but by the end of the first online session, she was asking when the next one would be! Her chatty, enthusiastic and bubbly self had begun to resurface and Julie was no longer feeling as alone at home.
Julie and her care worker Jasmine are now choosing different recipes to add to their online cooking session as well as building up the confidence to try new things and learn new skills in the kitchen. The social interaction has been a huge positive shift for Julie and has given her something to look forward to when lockdown can feel like it’s Groundhog Day!
BCD is here to help you feel supported and safe, our services are essential, and going ahead to ensure those who need us the most continue to be supported. This may mean that services are delivered in an alternate way in line with covid safe practices.
Tell us how we can support you!