WELCOME TO YOU CAN FLOURISH
ABOUT YOU CAN FLOURISH
WHO WE ARE
We’re a social enterprise promoting healthy eating in the Morecambe Bay area. We also want to reduce the amount of food going to waste. To do this, we work with people on a low income, and who need a little help realising their potential.
WHAT WE DO
We aim to inspire people and give them confidence to cook healthy and delicious food at a low cost. By doing so, we can reduce the amount of food thrown away in the Morecambe and Lancaster areas.
WHY WE DO IT
Food wastage is a problem. By inspiring people to use items that would otherwise go to waste, we can reduce the amount of lost food. We can also help people discover hidden talents. Plus, a healthy diet works wonders for a person’s well-being.
WHAT WE LEARN
While we aim to inspire, the enthusiasm shown by the people who attend our workshops motivates us. This encourages us to keep thinking up new approaches to create healthy food people can enjoy at home.
We aim to increase the number of workshops we offer, and the number of locations where we can hold them. We hope to be able to inspire more people to cook healthy and delicious food, whilst reducing wastage.
You might be wondering what benefits can come from knitting. Well, it improves brain function, and is a social and meditative activity. It also offers the chance to make friends, get creative, have a laugh, and share. Even 20-minutes can ease the stresses of life, and we can all do with a bit of that.
And before we forget
Few people these days knit, so sharing what you’ve made using this lost art will earn you compliments. It might also lead to a few requests for hats and scarves.
So Come And Knit A Masterpiece
Every Thursday, 10:30am – 12:30pm, 701 Cameron House, White Cross, Lancaster, LA1 4XQ
THE CAFÉ AT HALTON
Halton Mill, Mill Lane, Halton Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2 6ND
Settling into a new environment can take time. In my first week, running the You Can Flourish café at Halton Mill there have been some definite “feeling very much at home,” moments. Bringing Paul from the wonderful Has2bHappy care agency to do some cooking and socialising was one. He made the diabetes-friendly, sugar-free cake he honed to perfection in sessions with me at Outrageous Ambition, and we put it on the menu. It was great to see him meeting new people as he tucked into spicy, red cabbage soup. Another magic moment was seeing the first loaves produced from the sourdough starter I began on my first day at Halton. The natural yeasts in the air did their thing and the bread rose. It felt like the perfect end to a great week.