Self-advocacy for vegans and vegetarians receiving care
We have put together a Self-Advocacy Guide for you to understand your rights in care. The guide details the relevant legislation and regulations that protect your right to a vegan or vegetarian diet.
Watch our interview with Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg as he discusses why it's important to protect your own treasured beliefs in care.
Download a copy of the Self-Advocacy Guide here.
Self-Advocacy: Further Reading and Resources
These links take you to external sites. They give more information about the rules and regulations that are referred to in the Self-Advocacy Guide.
Vegetarian for Life
Legislation and Regulation
Mental Capacity Acts
Hospital Complaints and Advice
Local Government Ombudsmen
Mental Welfare Commission (Scotland)
Alzheimer’s Society ‘This is me’ form for people going into care. Can be used to record important details, such as diet, for people entering care.
Further Links (Scotland)
Healthcare Improvement Scotland Guide to Anticipatory Care Planning.
Alzheimers Scotland ‘Getting to know me’ form for people entering a care setting. This form allows space for a person to explain how they want to be cared for.
Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland Advance Statement. In Scotland, those who may lose capacity are encouraged to complete advance statements, explaining how their wishes for if they lose capacity. The link offers further information about this process.