Cooking has always been difficult for Ivan. “It wasn’t easy to learn how to cook,” he said. “Until I purchased a slow cooker.”

“I’ve cooked a roast, a chicken and tonight I am cooking pickled pork. I pop the cooker on at 7 in the morning and then its ready for tea.”

Inspired by his friend who is a chef Ivan is always keen to try new recipes and feels confident to cook with the support of his support person.

“It’s fun and rewarding to cook for myself,” he said. “And if you goof it up – you still have to eat it.”