Grant helps kit out Oaklands Centre kitchen

The Oaklands Centre has kitted out its kitchen thanks to a community grant from The Mansfield Building Society.

Tuesday, 29th August 2017, 2:00 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 11:55 am

The building society donated £500 through its community support scheme to help improve the cooking facilities.

The centre, based in Warsop, is made up of a 20-bedroom complex and provides a home and respite care for adults with learning difficulties. The Oaklands complex cares for its residents and aims to make them as self-reliant, happy and independent as possible.

Alison Collier, centre administrator, said: “It’s wonderful that The Mansfield Building Society gives back to its local community. The money has gone towards new kitchen equipment, which is much needed for the centre.

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“Staff can now spend more time with the residents and get back into the kitchen and cook simple meals together. It means we can provide a further level of care, and help residents become more self-reliant.

“The donation will go a long way.”

Carole Dallison, from The Mansfield, visited the centre and said: “I can see how the new kitchen equipment will positively impact everyone here. It shows how much our funding helps our local community.”