Earlier this year, Scope applied for funding made available through Kingston City Council Community Grants. The application was successful and the centre received a power box and two switches.

This new equipment will allow for any electrical appliance to be converted and accessed via a switch. Don Tatnall Lifestyle Options currently run cooking and baking programs which 11 people we support take part in.

The programs are designed to develop skills around cooking and food safety, as well as develop independence and confidence around meals. Scope would like to gratefully acknowledge this contribution as it allows people we support to participate fully in the programs available to them. The new equipment allows individuals to operate blenders, mixers and frying pans.

In the past there has only been a few people who have been able to turn on blenders and other appliances, with co-active support. “I love using this switch because it’s a lot easier for me to use appliances. I have the opportunity to participate in programs a lot more and I can be more independent.”, said Andrea Milner.