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The Larder believes in the power of learning and its’ ability to change lives; supporting curiosity and creative solutions to societies issues. Whilst we acknowledge that eradicating poverty will only be achieved through structural change, we are committed to alleviating poverty through the provision of needs-led, transformational learning and high quality food for all.
The Larder envisions a fairer and more equal society that recognises the rights of the individual and communities to support them to achieve their full potential.
To provide learning and community development opportunities that act as the catalyst for individual and social change.
Transformation – The Larder believes in the power of learning in its ability to change lives. It encourages creative solutions to societies issues
Compassion – The Larder make every effort to understand the feelings and emotions of each and every one of their learners, and teaches them to do the same
Collaboration – The Larder recognises the importance of working with others to achieve change
Honesty – The Larder acts with honesty in leadership, decision making, policies and practice
We provide training on employability, life skills, health and wellbeing, all alongside learning to cook. We ensure young people, who experience multiple and complex barriers, become more resilient, gain valuable life skills, work experience and qualifications that assist them to reach their full potential.
Our cafés provide a space for trainees to gain work experience, as well as providing a venue for social interaction, cohesion and community.
Our social food projects interrupt the national standard response to food poverty through meal deliveries, dining events, and cook and dine classes under the name ‘Catalyst Kitchen’.