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VfLs History (1) Born out of VHA (Vegetarian Housing Association) Born out of VHA (Vegetarian Housing Association) VHA operated retirement homes for older.

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

3 VfLs History (2) VfLs History (2) VHA recognised need for advocacy services for older vegetarians VHA recognised need for advocacy services for older vegetarians Decided to set up new charity Decided to set up new charity VfL registered as Company & Charity - Summer 2007 VfL registered as Company & Charity - Summer 2007 Company Secretary / Manager:Tina Fox Company Secretary / Manager:Tina Fox Trustees: Peter Lakey, David Pye and Diane Moreton Trustees: Peter Lakey, David Pye and Diane Moreton

4 Our trustees

5 Progress (1) Launched in National Vegetarian Week, May 2008 Launched in National Vegetarian Week, May 2008 Patron - Rose Elliot Patron - Rose Elliot Website Website

6 Would be good to insert Home Page (or at least top part of it) here. I cant do it but Paul could probably do something?

7 Progress (2) Published Catering for older vegetarians and vegans – a 32 page guide Published Catering for older vegetarians and vegans – a 32 page guide Aimed at care homes, retirement schemes and others catering for older people Aimed at care homes, retirement schemes and others catering for older people Includes Recipes, Menu Planners and lots of practical advice Includes Recipes, Menu Planners and lots of practical advice Distributed to 14,000 care homes across UK Distributed to 14,000 care homes across UK

8 Would be good to insert photo of Guide – front cover

9 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 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 Membership reached 100 around launch Now 221 members – across England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland Now 221 members – across England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland

10 Progress (4) Set up Advisory Panel: Set up Advisory Panel: - Dr Justine Butler ( Senior Health Campaigner, Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation) 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)

11 VfL works with: Vegetarian Society, Vegan Society, Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation, IVU Vegetarian Society, Vegan Society, Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation, IVU Age Concern, Help the Aged, WRVS Age Concern, Help the Aged, WRVS National Association of Care Caterers, Counsel and Care, UK Homecare Association 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 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 And we are working continuously to increase our influence

12 Future Plans Christmas Leaflet with Rose Eliott recipes Christmas Leaflet with Rose Eliott recipes Catering guide for hospitals and hospices Catering guide for hospitals and hospices Presentation to Hospital Caterers Association in January 2009 Presentation to Hospital Caterers Association in January 2009 Working with WRVS to develop their new private catering to replace meals on wheels Working with WRVS to develop their new private catering to replace meals on wheels

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