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Tastes Great and Made Of Money

Available for Roberts Centre service users: Tastes great and Made of money courses.

Funded by Comic Relief, the aim of Tastes Great is to encourage healthy, inexpensive eating enabling parents to be more confident in the kitchen about using fresh ingredients to create healthy dinners.

Carole Damper, Chief Executive of The EC Roberts Centre said “Taste’s Great aims to stimulate an interest in eating better, good value food and to teach basic cookery skills. The Roberts Centre wanted to create a hands-on class for parents to learn about nutrition and basic cooking skills to help them make healthy meals that are easy to make and budget-friendly.”

Parents are able to take the food they make home with them along with copies of the recipes so that they can cook them at home in their own kitchen.  At the end of the course, parents also receive their Food Hygiene Certificate.


As part of our Tastes Great project we are encouraging Service Users to submit their own recipes.  Check out the delicious and simple to follow recipes below.








Give some of our recipes a try yourself and let us know how yours go on Facebook or Twitter!




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Made of Money Quaker Social Action @QSA

Confidence with your money and finances is more than increasing savings and spending less. Experiences, emotions and communication about money all impact your relationship to money.

Made of Money provides training, coaching and resources that help build the skills for financial confidence, while uniquely focusing on the personal values, emotions and pressures which impact our decision making.



Money Saving Expert


Martin Lewis’ @MoneySavingExp provides a range of information to the public to cut household costs on the following.

Purple heartUtilities; Gas, Electric, water

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Compare the Market’s Neighbourhood Bills Calculator

Find out if you’re paying more than next door for your broadband, energy and home insurance with our quick and easy-to-use neighbourhood bills calculator.

  • See what homes similar to yours in your area pay
  • Compare your bills to see if you can save
  • Complete a full quote for an accurate price 


Money Advice Service

UK Government supported free money advice platform

  • Advice and guides to help improve your finances
  • Tools and calculators to help keep track and plan ahead
  • Support over the phone and online

Our free Budget Planner puts you in control of your household spending and analyses your results to help you take control of your money. It’s already helped hundreds of thousands of people.

Budget Planner


BBC Good Food





Keep cosy indoors with the BBC top winter dishes. From comforting one-pots and steaming soups to indulgent puddings and filling salads, you won’t even notice the cold.


TESCO Cooking on a budget




You don’t have to be a big spender to dish up fantastic meals every day of the week. Marinating and slow cooking can turn cheaper cuts of meat in meltingly tender stews, and using leftover veg or meat as the basis of next day’s soup and stir-fries saves on food and fuel bills.


Eco Freaks Emporium

They offer a range of affordable food hampers for collection or delivery (added cost). ORDER A FOOD HAMPER



Have you ever tried a pay as you feel cafe? Give them a try as EVERYONE is welcome.

Pay as you feel cafes and shopping boutiques are about saving good food from going to waste. You can come along shop or eat, and you decide the value of the food by paying in time, cash, skills or item donations.

The only thing they charge for are drinks other than the water in the jugs on the tables.

At all the cafes they also have shopping boutiques. These are shops made up of surplus produce. The shopping boutique is also pay as you go.

You can also collect hampers from all of their cafes. Everyone is welcome to the cafes; it is open to the public. You don’t have to fit into a category to eat with us.


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