We attended: a ‘third-sector’ event in Dumfries, the Care Roadshow in Bradford and the British Care Show in Salford. Both the care events were well attended and gave Tina the opportunity to spread the word about how VfL supports the care-sector. In Salford, we were pleased to meet local celebrity, Julie Hesmondhalgh, from Coronation Street. Julie’s a vegetarian and was very interested in our work.
Welcome to new members of the VfL-UK List:
Amanda has started working with another MHA member – in Bowdon (Altrincham) – on a new community garden. This project is in partnership with Didsbury Dinners.
- two recruited at the April events – Care Instead, Bury (Home Care agency that prepares meals) and BUPA care home, the Burrins, West Yorkshire.
- four new MHA members – three care homes and a sheltered scheme all based at Auchlochan retirement village in Lanarkshire. The MHA group plans to host another of our catering courses in September – a benefit we can provide to all our members.
Our biggest news: publication of Cooking on a Budget – a 32 page booklet with recipes and lots of good advice on saving money and energy. It officially launches in National Vegetarian Week in May, but preview copies have been sent to all VfL-UK List members. If you would like a copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org