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VfL’s History (1). Born out of VHA (Vegetarian Housing Association) VHA operated retirement homes for older vegetarians & vegans Model no longer viable Residents re-housed and homes closed Funds available to help older vegetarians and vegans. VfL’s History (2).

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vfl s history 1
VfL’s History (1)
  • Born out of VHA (Vegetarian Housing Association)
  • VHA operated retirement homes for older vegetarians & vegans
  • Model no longer viable
  • Residents re-housed and homes closed
  • Funds available to help older vegetarians and vegans
vfl s history 2
VfL’s History (2)
  • VHA recognised need for advocacy services for older vegetarians
  • Decided to set up new charity
  • VfL registered as Company & Charity - Summer 2007
  • Company Secretary / Manager:Tina Fox
  • Trustees: Peter Lakey, David Pye and Diane Moreton
progress 1
Progress (1)
  • Launched in National Vegetarian Week, May 2008
  • Patron - Rose Elliot
  • Website www.vegetarianforlife.co.uk
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Would be good to insert Home Page (or at least top part of it) here. I can’t do it but Paul could probably do something?
progress 2
Progress (2)
  • Published Catering for older vegetarians and vegans– a 32 page guide
  • Aimed at care homes, retirement schemes and others catering for older people
  • Includes Recipes, Menu Planners and lots of practical advice
  • Distributed to 14,000 care homes across UK
progress 3
Progress (3)
  • Established VfL-UK List - of care homes and other caterers - who agree to follow the VfL Code of Good Practice - and cater ethically for older vegetarians
  • Membership reached 100 around launch
  • Now 221 members – across England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland
progress 4
Progress (4)
  • Set up Advisory Panel:

- Dr Justine Butler ( Senior Health Campaigner,

Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation)

- Carol Gilligan ( Residential Care Home Manager)

- Christine Heron ( Specialist in Health/ Social Care)

- Sandra Hood ( Dietitian, Bsc Hons, RD)

- Dr Annette Pinner ( CEO, Vegetarian Society)

- Nigel Winter ( CEO, Vegan Society)

vfl works with
VfL works with:
  • Vegetarian Society, Vegan Society, Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation, IVU
  • Age Concern, Help the Aged, WRVS
  • National Association of Care Caterers, Counsel and Care, UK Homecare Association
  • A number of major care & housing groups e.g. MHA, Elizabeth Finn Homes, The Orders of St John Care Trust
  • And we are working continuously to increase our influence
future plans
Future Plans
  • Christmas Leaflet with Rose Eliott recipes
  • Catering guide for hospitals and hospices
  • Presentation to Hospital Caterers Association in January 2009
  • Working with WRVS to develop their new private catering to replace meals on wheels