Liverpool Carers Centre is working in partnership with Bupa / Food Active to run a men’s only cooking course to improve the physical, mental health and wellbeing of older male carers in Liverpool. Research has shown that there are more men over 65 than women who are unpaid carers (ONS 2014), who are less likely to seek support (Carers UK).
Carers have expressed they have less time to cook or less interest in food. They often find their caring role so demanding that they have little time for themselves and often have little interest in cooking. Some male carers have never had to cook for themselves and find it very daunting to now have the responsibility to cook for their loved ones. Caring can be very lonely, with older men finding it difficult to talk, and caring often results in the loss of support networks.
The 6-week cooking course has been designed in conjunction with male carers to provide them the opportunity to socialise with each other and learn how to create nutritional meals that they will be able to take home. The course includes easy to follow recipes, budget planning, practical cooking skills and peer support.
The next course is running 11 July until 15 August 2019.
Male carers can self-refer to the course, and they are also able to accept referrals from external organisations for male carers.
Contact Liverpool Carers Centre on 0151 705 2308 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.