Eating for Health Project Receives Start-up Community Grant

December 15th, 2016 Posted in Hospice News

Five local charities supporting residents in the Havant area, including Rowans Hospice, have received a very welcome share of £25,000 under the first round of grant-making from the Kenwood Community Fund. The Fund is managed by the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) and supports charitable work in the areas of Havant and Waterlooville, with a focus on local community projects that address the challenges of health, nutrition and wellbeing.

Rowans Hospice has received a grant for our new ‘Eating for Health’ project which combines theory lessons, demonstration and practical cooking lessons, led by a qualified dietician. The project will support individuals who due to a life-limiting illness are experiencing difficulty with eating or cooking, either due to loss of appetite, changes in taste or altered domestic circumstances.

Amanda Clapham, Director of Marketing & Income Generation at Rowan’s Hospice said “The project will enable the hospice to support patients right from the beginning of their illness, with the emphasis being on living as well as possible for as long as possible”.

Eating for Health is due to start in 2017 and will run for two years initially thanks to the funding from Kenwood Community Fund.

Rowans Living Well Centre is a new centre providing support for people affected by a life-limiting illness, allowing them to access information, engage in therapeutic conversations and receive therapies that support independence and wellbeing. Find out more.

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