COGS Prepares 4 Life supports adults who struggle with everyday life to develop new skills and confidence.

Our aim is to enhance peoples lives by supporting each individual to achieve small milestones in their daily lives, and to build on them. No matter how small each step forward gained is, its the first step towards the next achievement.

Our aim is to support with the understanding of:

  • Social interaction and being part of a team.

  • Respect and personal space.

  • Managing the day

  • Health and Safety

A day at COGS can include:

Training in independent living skills

  • Travel training

  • Gardening

  • Woodwork

  • Cooking

All activities carried out at COGS reflect skills that can be transferred into everyday life. Our team has over 50 years of collective experience working with people with a learning disability, to improve health and quality of life.

 


Grow - Cook - Eat

 

The benefit of this project is that they learn and observe how vegetables grow from seeds, how to harvest them when fully grown and prepare and eat the the results. These are transferable skills that can then be applied at home.

COGSPrepares4life recently received a grant confirmation from the Awards for All scheme (run by the Big Lottery Fund) to progress with the Grow, Cook, and Eat project. which will involve

  • Building the raised beds

  • Sowing the seeds

  • Planting the young plants in the raised bed

  • Tending the beds during the growing season

  • Deciding what to cook

  • Harvesting the produce

  • Preparing and cooking the vegetables that have been harvested and enjoying the results for lunch