The VfL – UK List is a geographical listing of our "veggie friendly" members. It includes care homes, retirement complexes, food suppliers and other services which cater for older people and follow the VfL Code of Good Practice.
If you are looking for a care home, retirement scheme or other catering service for yourself or for a member of your family we hope you will find the VfL - UK List an invaluable resource. We have veggie friendly UK List Members in most parts of the United Kingdom. If you have contacts with any caterers who are not on the list you could help by encouraging them to become members. You can review the list by using the Quick Link to the left or the drop down menu.
If you cater for older people and have not yet joined the VfL - UK List we hope you’ll consider it now. Membership is free, and all you have to do is to follow the VfL Code of Good Practice, which ensures that you cater well for older vegetarians, and in an ethical way. You can click on The VfL Code of Good Practice and the Application Form using the menu on the left.
Remember: a lot of people want vegetarian food. And if they need a care home, a retirement community or catering service, they will be attracted to those on the VfL - UK List.
Catering for older vegetarians and vegans can be:
• Good for ‘business’ (higher occupancy / user levels)
• Good for improving ‘Diversity’
• Good for health
• Good for the environment
• Good for animal well-being.
That can’t be bad.
Click here to download the application form or apply online
There are three listing options for members of the UK List. The first - standard listing option is for straight forward vegetarian catering. If you comply with the basic vegetarian criteria on our Code of Good Practice just fill in the form and you will be listed and receive a Membership Certificate to display. All list members are also mailed a couple of times a year with useful information such as Christmas , Easter and other recipes and we also provide subsided catering training to list members.
In addition to standard membership, members can choose to have either or both of the following symbols added to their listing by ticking the appropriate box:
(Vg) If you agree to adhere to the guidelines for vegan provision in the code of good practice and you welcome vegan residents
(F) if all eggs used are free range and, wherever possible, any ready-made products used contain free range eggs
Please note that none of the options above are a requirements for VfL - UK List Membership. They are options only - which you are free to choose if you are happy to.