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Dirty dozen roll up sleeves to learn affordable meals

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Published by Brian Church for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Education

Spire Spire

Spire Homes residents have taken advantage of a six-week cookery course run in partnership with FAIR (Family Action In our Area) and Rutland Adult Learning.

The 12 residents had a £5 budget for each two-course meal they prepared for a family of four. The aim was to develop the skills needed to make "healthy, nutritious and tasty food" that they could then take home.

Courses were held in both East Northamptonshire and Rushden.

"It was really important to get across that no matter how small the budget, you can still make great meals at home," Spire customer engagement officer Sharon Boot said. “It’s great to give residents access to courses that enhance important everyday skills.”

Spire Homes provides nearly 5,000 homes in towns and villages throughout Northamptonshire and Rutland, and is a member of the Longhurst Group which manages 17,900 properties throughout the Midlands

The photo shows the course participants and Spire Homes chairman John Farrar.

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