The benefits of becoming a supporter
Protect your vegan or vegetarian identity – now and in the future
On joining, you'll receive a FREE self-advocacy pack, outlining the laws that safeguard dignity and choices in care. Know the steps you can take to ensure you are cared for in line with your beliefs – even if you experience loss of capacity or cognition.
Great savings on publications and merchandise
We'll keep you in the loop when we release new resources, and even offer you a tasty discount. As well as our free supporters' magazine, choose from unique guides covering nutrition, cooking for one, vegan baking, and more – and recreate delicious meat-free dishes from all over the world.
Grab something from our range of useful and affordable items to help you and those around you to take pride in your ethical choices. From t-shirts and jumpers to hats, badges, wristbands and mugs – we’ve got you covered.
Making it easier to stay veg*n for life
Your support helps us reach more and more key decision makers and influencers in the UK care sector – creating peace of mind for veg*ns in later life. Already, nearly 1 in 6 UK care establishments have joined VfL's UK List – making a pledge to cater well and ethically for older vegans and vegetarians.
Shape the future of veganism and vegetarianism in the UK
You'll be supporting the work of The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vegetarianism and Veganism – helping us take our advocacy on behalf of older veg*ns to Westminster. So far, we've campaigned on veganism and vegetarianism as protected beliefs, food and medicine labelling, the impact of diet on climate change, institutional catering provisions, and the future holds so much more. Add your voice today.
How will my support help to change the lives of older vegans and vegetarians?
Inspiring care providers to create tasty plant-based dishes
We've already delivered cookery training and support to tens of thousands of people via outreach to lunch clubs, care home caterers, carers’ groups, Women's Institutes, Age UK franchises and other older people's groups and networks. Your funding enables this vital work to continue.
Help us continue to be there for older veg*ns
Our Supporter Services team is just a phone call away, offering a friendly ear to the UK's older vegans and vegetarians. Through free services such as our virtual vegan lunch club and pen- and phone-pals scheme, we've already connected hundreds of like-minded people.
None of us should have to compromise our vegan or vegetarian principles in later life. Around 7,000 older veg*ns live in care homes, and others rely on community meals services, such as ‘meals on wheels’, as a lifeline to living independently. Help us to keep vital publications, such as Dinners to your Door, free to those in need.
Providing grants to support individuals with independent living
Any of us could fall on hard times. Our grants have supported both individuals and local community services. One non-profit veggie meals-on-wheels scheme helps people who can’t leave their homes because of disabilities or mental health issues. Thanks to the support of people like you, the service could grow, enabling more older veg*ns to be reached.