A three-course Christmas lunch was provided to dementia focus group the Worthing Town Cryers last week by the team at Steamplicity as a thank you for their collaborative work over the past year.
Steamplicity is the steam cooking system operated by Compass Group UK & Ireland, which has further developed its dementia-focused service after consulting with dementia sufferers from West Sussex.
The service has already seen the development of a number of key initiatives, such as the introduction of finger food to encourage people living with dementia to eat more.
Steve Cenci, managing director - healthcare at Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: "I am so glad we were able to give something back to the wonderful members of the Worthing Town Cryers who have given their time to supporting others living with dementia. We are committed to supporting dementia patients and recognise the nutritional intake of individuals living with dementia is an essential part of their care.
"The feedback of the Worthing Town Cryers dementia focus group is already making a real difference to those who live with dementia and has informed a number of new food offers that we have developed over the past few months."
Steamplicity provided a festive three-course lunch comprising a starter of cream of tomato soup, roast turkey accompanied with an assortment of vegetables for the main course and a Christmas pudding for dessert for 15 people.
The Worthing Town Cryers adopted its name because of the group's belief in a local voice on the subject of dementia to make the local area more dementia friendly.
Compass Group recently launched its Dignified Dining toolkit, which outlines 10 nutritional related guidelines to enable residents and patients living with dementia to be given more personalised and specialist support in relation to their food provision.
In the New Year, Steamplicity will be making further announcements around its dementia-friendly meal optons.
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