V for Life was formed with resources from the Vegetarian Housing Association (VHA), which provided sheltered housing and meals to older vegetarians. VHA was established in the 1960s, but its activities became increasingly unviable because of changes in society. In 2007, VHA decided to wind down its housing activities and redirect its resources to funding the formation of V for Life—a charity whose aims are in sympathy with those of VHA.
Since there are only two fully vegetarian care homes in the UK, one of V for Life’s major goals is improve the standard of vegan and vegetarian catering in existing homes. We seek to do this through our UK List, which is a geographical listing of organisations and care homes that make a special effort to cater for vegetarians and vegans
You will learn catering tips for vegans, how to replace meat and other items with nutritious plant based alternatives, great textures and tastes to create nutrient complete meals. There will be a cookery demonstration with some ideas demonstrated and a chance to ask questions.