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National Association of Care Catering names new ambassadors

16 February 2017 by
National Association of Care Catering names new ambassadors

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has named dementia campaigners Chris and Jayne Roberts are its new ambassadors.

They will campaign with the NACC to highlight the relationship between the right nutrition for those living with dementia.

The couple have spoken candidly in the past about their experience of the condition, as Jayne's mother has dementia and Chris has also been diagnosed with vascular damage and early onset Alzheimer's.

The Roberts' have appeared on television programmes such as Panorama and in the national press describing their experiences. They were also keynote speakers at the NACC Training & Development Forum 2016 where they spoke candidly about living with dementia and care provision.

Chris and Jayne Roberts have become NACC ambassadors alongside Dr Lisa Wilson, who specialises in nutrition in the elderly.

Neel Radia, national chair of the NACC, said: "We're delighted and honoured that Chris and Jayne have agreed to be ambassadors of the NACC. The couple are inspirational and their keynote speech was a highlight of our last Training & Development Forum. Their knowledge will be invaluable to us in understanding further how to cater for people with dementia, and their connections will also be most beneficial in helping us develop and share best practice and guidance in this area."

Chris Roberts (pictured) added: "We are very pleased to become ambassadors for the National Association of Care Catering. Nutrition is so important for everyone, especially for people living with dementia. The colours, taste, texture and ease to swallow improve their quality of life and health. It's fantastic that this association works very hard to achieve and continue to improve on the provision of the right food for the very people that need it. We, on behalf of those that can't always speak out, thank them for helping to improve our lives."

Chris and Jayne Roberts are also ambassadors for the Alzheimer's Society and members of the Dementia Policy Think Tank for DEEP. They also contribute to the Prime Minister's Task and Finish Group for the 2020 dementia challenge, and are members of the European Working Group for People with Dementia.

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