Community Integrated Care Appoints apetito as Care Home Catering Partner
Community Integrated Care has appointed apetito as the catering provider for our care homes for older people. This move, which took place following a rigorous selection process by our staff, the people we support and their loved ones, aims to provide the highest quality of dining experience to our residents.
From September 2016, people who live in our 24 specialist older people’s care services will enjoy a new and improved dining experience, delivered by the award-winning apetito. The company are the UK’s leading creator of meals for the health and social care sector. They have won the UK’s highest business accolade, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation twice.
Community Integrated Care is one of the UK’s biggest and most successful health and social care charities, supporting over 5000 people with care and support needs. We have made this appointment as part of an effort to modernise and promote the highest standards of personalisation in all of our services.
Partnering with apetito will offer our care home residents over 250 meal options, all of which have been scientifically researched and tested, and are sustainably sourced. Importantly, we found that apetito excelled in offering freedom of choice in meal plans and catering for people who have special dietary requirements, such as dysphagia (swallowing problems), as well as clear passion and value.
Cath Murray-Howard, Community Integrated Care’s Deputy Chief Executive says: “We are thrilled to have appointed apetito as our new catering providers. This move was driven by an ambition to offer people we support the highest standards of catering, and our residents and their loved ones were key to this selection process. In apetito, we have found an organisation that will offer absolutely beautiful food to the people we support, every time, making mealtimes a highlight of the day.”
Lisa Delaney, National Accounts Manager at apetito, says: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Community Integrated Care. We are looking forward to working with the Community Integrated Care team to deliver an exceptional dining experience for residents by offering meals that are delicious and nutritious, as well as making every meal time special. We will also be introducing our award winning texture modified range of foods for those residents with a swallowing difficulty, to ensure every resident dines with dignity.”
To find out more about Community Integrated Care’s partnership with apetito, watch an exclusive online video below: