Food and nutrition

We understand that mealtimes are about more than just eating food. For many of our residents, these times are one of the highlights of their day.

The food we serve not only nourishes our residents’ physical wellbeing, but nurtures their mental wellbeing too, as what they eat and the dining experience can evoke precious memories and feelings of happiness.

We place great importance on the type and variety of home-cooked food we have on offer, as well as the design of our tableware and the support available to promote independence and the overall experience.

Our seasonal home-cooked meals are nutritionally balanced and lovingly prepared by our excellent in-house catering teams. They are rotated on a four-weekly menu cycle and designed in line with our residents’ likes and dislikes.

In addition to offering a variety of different choices for each meal, if a resident can’t see anything that whets their appetite, a member of our team is always happy to prepare something else which is more to their liking.

We also have specially-designed menus to complement our themed activities and events throughout the year.

Special dietary requirements

We proudly cater for all nutritional and dietary needs, including those that are religious and/or ethnicity based and, working closely with dieticians and nutritionists, we provide appetising fortified, supplemented and modified diets for those people who need them.

Our dining experience

Mealtimes are sociable occasions, and our residents are encouraged to share this experience in one our dining rooms or, if they prefer, in the comfort of their own room — the choice is entirely theirs. Friends and family are also welcome to come and join us for a meal.

Our dining tables are carefully laid with menus to aid choice, crisp white tablecloths and coloured slips which complement the interior decorations of our dining rooms. Our chairs include a mix of designs to support residents’ comfort and those who are more comfortable remaining seated in their wheelchairs are supported to do so.

Support during mealtimes

We recognise the importance of promoting independence. While our teams are always on hand to provide support to residents who need an extra helping hand during mealtimes, we also have a variety of cutlery, cups, and plates to aid their co-ordination.

Please take a look at our dementia page here for more information about the work we are doing during mealtimes to support people living with dementia.

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