To provide young people with the confidence to read recipes, prepare food and cook for others. The group also enables a sharing of common experiences.


The ‘Come Dine with Us’ group is designed to increase independence skills by asking young people to plan, budget, prepare and cook a meal. The meal is eaten together. Initially the group was for care leavers but has been extended to include young people in care.


Young people felt the group was very important . One care leaver said the group
was “really fun, and it helps with people skills, food and confidence.”

The ‘Come Dine with Us’ concept has been successful and extended. At Christmas and at a summer BBQ leaving care workers and social workers cook for and serve a meal to a large group of young people.