Halifax care home becomes first with Bronze Food for Life Award

19/12/2018 - 06:00
Summerfield House Nursing Home in Halifax has become the first older people’s care setting to achieve the bronze Food for Life Served Here award in England under the Lottery-funded Better Care programme.

The bronze Food for Life Served Here award recognises caterers who are serving of fresh, local and honest meals.

The team at the care home make over 300 meals each day for residents.

Carl Stevenson, bond care manager at Summerfield House, said: “Serving fresh, varied food for our 107 residents has always been important to us but this award has motivated and inspired our team and suppliers to go that extra mile.

Achieving this endorsement of our food quality demonstrates to residents, their relatives and visitors that our care home is committed to serving food that can enrich an older person’s day and experience of care.”

By achieving the Food for Life Served Here bronze award, local chefs Dawn and Nicola have shown they go ‘the extra mile’ to give residents a range of freshly prepared meals and cater for all diets and specialist requirements.

The award is independently inspected and guarantees meals cooked from scratch that aim to benefit the local economy and environment by using locally sourced produce.

The team has worked in partnership with local suppliers, including Holdsworth’s Butchers, P and M Produce and Brakes to meet the Soil Association standards.

Meat can be traced back to the farm, fish served are never from the Marine Stewardship Council’s ‘fish to avoid’ list, and eggs are always free range. Food is free from additives and is better for animal welfare.

Jeanette Orrey MBE, Co-founder of Food for Life said: “My first visit to Summerfield House made me realise how important fresh, locally sourced and ethical food is to the older generation.

“Food for Life has worked for many years to support the youngest to the eldest in our society. I’m elated to see Summerfield House achieve the award. We hope the team’s achievement will inspire and motivate more care homes to apply for a Food for Life Served Here an award.”

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