Young woman cooking in kitchen

Cooking turns lives around

Children in the care system are no longer legally looked after by their Local Authority once they turn 16.

Without the skills they need to hold a tenancy, they can become homeless.

Church Homeless Trust funds regular life skills sessions for groups of homeless 16-21 year olds. They learn everything they need to live independently, from budgeting and DIY, to cookery.

June (pictured) discovered a love of cooking at the workshops, and even came up with her own recipes.

When she successfully found her own place to live, Church Homeless Trust was able to fund her move with costs for furnishings and everything she needed in her new kitchen.

She said: “I’ve worked very hard in such a short time to get where I am. It means so much as I start another chapter in my life.”