After 12 successful pilot sessions in three different care settings, the Baking a Difference project has sadly come to a close. For now.
Having conducted experiments about yeast and gluten, learned how to create our own sourdough starters and discussed our own individual personal histories with bread, we plaited, kneaded and ate our way through all sorts of dough.
As well as being great fun, Baking a Difference workshops proved to be bonding and sociable for everyone involved. The smell of freshly baked rolls wafting through the home brought staff, visitors and other residents to see the activities underway and prompted many to join in future sessions.
We are grateful to our partners Planet Leicester Bakers for their thoughtful input into planning and delivery the sessions to two nursing homes and a sheltered housing unit, sensitively tailoring the workshops for the individuals living within each environment.
There is a report about the work that we did, including lessons learned and ideas for future development, available here: BAKING A DIFFERENCE END OF PILOT PROJECT REVIEW
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