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Sue, from our Portland Street residential service in Kings Lynn, has become quite the culinary whizz with her impressive cooking skills.

Sue, who suffers from depression and low moods, has taken to cooking like a duck to water; she is not one to shy away from trying different dishes from around the world and enjoys experimenting with different spices to prepare her weekly meals.

Leighanne, the service manager, said: “The meals Sue enjoys cooking most include; a sweet chilli stir-fry with crunchy vegetables, fresh prawns and noodles, fish scallops with tomatoes on the vine, sweet corn and baked couchettes, however on a cold winters day her favourite dish is a baked sweet potato with a vegetarian filling.”

Over the last year, the team at Portland Street have focussed on supporting Sue on developing her independent living skills and cooking has become just one of the many ways in which Sue is able to support herself to lead an independent life.

Leighanne said: “What is so great is that Sue likes to go out to the shops and see what meals she can plan whilst also budgeting for herself. Other than a little support from staff around cooking times and temperatures she is able to cook mostly by herself. She cooks her own meals several times during the week and I have suggested that Sue should write a book with some of her own recipes in it, this is something she has said she would enjoy doing in the future with some pictures of the culinary masterpieces that she has created.”

Portland Street provides support for people with mental health and learning disabilities. The service encourages people to participate in the day to day running of their home as part of their pathway to becoming more independent. The service currently has a first-floor self-contained flat vacancy available, for further information call Helen Petitdemange on 07944 105428 or visit the service page below.

Portland Street


Portland Street is a CQC registered home for residents from 18-65 with enduring Mental Health problems.Specialism: We provide support for adults with Mental Health