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Are you confident about protecting your vegan or vegetarian identity and beliefs – now and in the future?

VfL's self-advocacy pack outlines the laws that safeguard dignity and choices in care. It details the steps you can take to ensure that you are cared for in line with your beliefs.

  • Understand your rights as a vegan or vegetarian.
  • Where to access support and information (care homes, legal, nutrition).
  • Step-by-step guide to ensuring that your rights are respected in case of loss of capacity or cognition or when receiving care.
  • Template letters to use if admitted to hospital or receiving care.

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Self-Advocacy (England)

This self-advocacy guide aims to empower vegans and vegetarians receiving care. Within it, you’ll find details of the main laws and regulations that protect your and your loved one’s rights to practice your beliefs. We explain the steps you can take to ensure that these rights are met.

Needing care can be a worrying experience. Among the challenges may be a sense of losing control over your diet. With less independence, people may be unable to shop, cook and ensure that their dietary values and beliefs are being met. 

Primary Audience

This publication is aimed at older vegans and vegetarians and their loved ones.