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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.

Discover how to create a range of tasty vegan bakes – from light, airy sponges, to traditional puddings, and eggless meringue.

Please note that orders of this publication will ship after 7 February 2022

Fourteen tasty, traditional and classic dishes to inspire those new to vegan catering. 

Featuring a wide variety of classic recipes that have been 'veganised', from Cottage Pie to Moussaka, from Lancashire Hotpot to Eton Mess. Catering for people with vegan diets doesn't have to mean learning strange and complicated new dishes. With a few substitutions and easy techniques perfected by our own professional chef team, you can adopt some traditional favourites with ease. 

A comprehensive guide showing how to use vegan, dairy-free alternatives to fortify food with calories and protein.

This colourful 24-page guide equips caterers with the knowledge they need to fortify foods for someone following a vegan or milk-free diet.

Packed with recipes, including light meals, mains, puddings, snacks and drinks, there are plenty of ideas and inspiration for fortifying dishes without dairy.

You’ll find the calories and protein calculated for each recipe; a table of protein-rich ingredients that can be used to fortify foods; and ideas for dairy-free fortification of snacks and drinks.

Chef Ollie Bragg who developed the recipes said: “Ensuring residents get enough calories and protein when appetite is low can be tricky. This can seem even more challenging when your go-to dairy fortification methods can’t be used. These delicious recipes will show you how to increase calories without compromising on taste.”

Square handmade cards for all occasions. Various designs. 

10 individual cards included in bundle. No two are the same.

  • 11oz ceramic mug.
  • Glossy white finish.
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe.
  • 11oz ceramic mug.
  • Glossy white finish.
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe.
  • 11oz ceramic mug.
  • Glossy white finish.
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe.
  • 11oz ceramic mug.
  • Glossy white finish.
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe.

Three of our best resources for nutrition information, including:

- our BDA approved Nutrition Guide for Older Vegetarians and Vegans

- Food Fortification for Vegans guide

- pull-out banner pen with handy nutritional tips

10% off the original price if you buy the bundle

Ideal for care home and hospital caterers, this BDA-approved publication answers frequently asked questions concerning older vegetarians and vegans, such as:

  • how to stimulate appetite or boost nutrient intake
  • good sources of protein for those on texture modified diets
  • a daily menu plan
  • suggested vegan fortification agents, finger foods, and even vegan options that may be suitable for lower-fibre diets

 

Updated for 2020 to reflect the latest scientific evidence.

Proudly identify yourself as a vegan with this small pin badge. Designed to assist memory recollection for people living with dementia, and to aid carers to identify vegans at mealtimes.

- Strong enamel in gold-effect
- Green colour
- Light and not intrusive
- Size: 25mm / 1 inch diameter
- Butterfly clasp

Proudly identify yourself as a vegetarian with this small pin badge. Designed to assist memory recollection for people living with dementia, and to aid carers to identify vegetarians at mealtimes.

- Strong enamel in silver-effect
- Lilac colour
- Light and not intrusive
- Size: 25mm / 1 inch diameter
- Butterfly clasp

Proudly identify yourself as a vegan with this comfortable yet durable wristband. Designed to assist memory recollection for people living with dementia, and to aid carers to identify vegans at mealtimes.

- Easy to put on and take off
- Green colour
- Light and not intrusive
- Strong silicone
- Inset text for longevity

Proudly identify yourself as a vegetarian with this comfortable yet durable wristband. Designed to assist memory recollection for people living with dementia, and to aid carers to identify vegetarians at mealtimes.

- Easy to put on and take off
- Lilac colour
- Light and not intrusive
- Strong silicone
- Inset text for longevity

Material: 100% cotton.*

  • Pre-shrunk.
  • Seamless twin needle collar.
  • Taped neck and shoulders.
  • Twin needle sleeves and hem.
  • Tubular body.

Most Gildan products are manufactured with two labels in the neck, but only one can be removed when a printed label is opted for. The second label contains the required legal information so it has to remain unremoved.

Weight: 

  • White 193gsm.
  • Colours 203gsm.

*Ash 99% cotton/1% polyester.

**Dark Heather, Heather Cardinal and Heather Navy 50% cotton/50% polyester.

***Sport grey 90% cotton/10% polyester.

Material: 80% ringspun cotton/20% polyester.

  • Drop shoulder style.
  • Stylish fit.
  • Soft cotton faced fabric.
  • Taped neck.
  • Ribbed collar, cuffs and hem.
  • Twin needle stitching.
  • WRAP Certified Production.

 

Weight: 280 gsm

Material: 80% ringspun cotton/20% polyester.

  • Drop shoulder style.
  • Stylish fit.
  • Soft cotton faced fabric.
  • Taped neck.
  • Ribbed collar, cuffs and hem.
  • Twin needle stitching.
  • WRAP Certified Production.

 

Weight: 280 gsm

Material: 80% ringspun cotton/20% polyester.

  • Drop shoulder style
  • Stylish fit.
  • Soft cotton faced fabric.
  • Taped neck.
  • Ribbed collar, cuffs and hem.
  • Twin needle stitching.
  • WRAP Certified Production.

 

Weight: 280 gsm

Material: 80% ringspun cotton/20% polyester.

  • Drop shoulder style.
  • Stylish fit.
  • Soft cotton faced fabric.
  • Taped neck.
  • Ribbed collar, cuffs and hem.
  • Twin needle stitching.
  • WRAP Certified Production.

 

Weight: 280 gsm

Material: 80% ringspun cotton/20% polyester.

  • Drop shoulder style.
  • Stylish fit.
  • Soft cotton faced fabric.
  • Taped neck.
  • Ribbed collar, cuffs and hem.
  • Twin needle stitching.
  • WRAP Certified Production.

 

Weight: 280 gsm

A special V for Life ball-point pen with a handy double-sided pull-out. The pull-out details some essential information on what vegetarians and vegans choose not to eat, and the food groups that should be included in a weekly food plan.

Black ink.

Material: 100% soft touch acrylic.*

  • Double layer knit.
  • Cuffed design for optimal decoration.

 

*Heather 55% polyester/45% acrylic

Essential facts and inspiring recipes for those who cater for older vegans

If you are about to begin catering for an older vegan person you might be feeling slightly apprehensive and have many questions running through your mind. We have put together this Vegan Rescue Pack to support you. We're sure that in no time at all you will feel confident and become a happy vegan cook!

Primary Audience:

  • Chefs working in the care sector
  • Community carers working in domiciliary care
  • People looking after an older family member
  • People who are keen to cater well for an increasingly diverse range of diets
  • Individual older vegans

Includes an overview of veganism, nutritional advice, store cupboard essentials, a vegan 4-week menu planner and recipes covering breakfast, mains and dessert. 

Keep hold of important documents, cards, money or work passes with our Vegetarian for Life printed lanyards. Includes a keyring to make it practical for frequent use.