I work for a charity called V for Life and we are currently running an inquiry in Parliament.
It's come to our attention that many people are fed against their beliefs when they're in care homes (and even in hospitals). Most commonly, this is vegetarians and vegans, but it also includes people with religious beliefs who would not eat particular foods due to their beliefs.
We have collected quite a lot of evidence and stories of individuals who have had family in care and their loved ones are being fed food they would have never eaten or fundamentally disagree with. We have also had stories come in of people who have worked in care and have been told to feed people with dementia things because they 'won't know any better'.
I'd love if anyone who has experienced this or anything along these lines would get in touch by commenting below their stories. I think it's so important that people are treated with dignity and respect for their beliefs when they are are having to hold onto their identity the best they can. Thank you all!
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