For National Older Veg*ns Day, V for Life (who support older vegans and vegetarians) have released their self-advocacy pack to help older people understand their rights and that they are cared for in line with their beliefs.
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.
It is available to download here: https://vforlife.org.uk/resources/publications/
There are also other publications on that page to support vegetarians and vegans, so please take a look!