With experience of working in social services Jill has the skills and abilities to work with diverse groups of people and loves to be challenged by new exciting projects.
She has been involved in the Soul Soup project with Gateshead Council. The Soul Soup project combines the arts and food to promote and encourage meaningful interaction between young and older generations. Working with groups of children and older people Jill utilised her creative talent to develop a range of Soup and bread recipes and was involved in organising a number of community events where the soup was sampled.
Jill has a natural ability to connect with all sorts of people and is involved in a number of community projects working in collaboration with Local Authorities and other community groups; most recently working with The Eat Newcastle Gateshead Festival team and 30 people currently undergoing treatment for a mental health illness. The project encouraged greater knowledge and understanding of food and cooking culminating in the production of an amazing cook book.