New look for Welwyn Hatfield Foyer

Posted on the 22nd June 2022

In the last few months the Foyer in Hatfield, our temporary accommodation for young people from 16-25, has received a brand new training kitchen, where staff can support residents to experiment and improve their cookery skills and create a range of meals on a budget. Cookery lessons and the freedom to try new recipes as well as learning about cooking for others and eating together is just one of the current range of educational programmes on offer to support our young adults on their journey to independence.

The old stainless steel commercial kitchen has been replaced with a user friendly, more domestic style of kitchen, with bar stools and plenty of worktop and storage space. In fact there is all the equipment needed to rustle up anything from a roast dinner to a souffle. We know that learning to cook on a budget is an essential skill and we are really pleased to be able to offer this fantastic facility to our young adults as part of their support programme while they belong to the Foyer community.

The communal areas have been freshened up with paint, creating a clean, welcoming building. The Foyer team has also moved into new first floor offices which overlook the common room, better linking the team to the residents and making them more accessible.

We have also given a new lease of life to one of our other communal rooms, and created a Coffee Shop, with its own coffee machine. This room has become a chilled, relaxing area where residents can meet, unwind and enjoy a proper coffee. Last but not least the small balcony area has been converted into a ‘compact but bijou’ outdoor seating area with planting. We are really delighted with our new look!

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