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How care catering has fared during the pandemic

Neil Hargreaves, care homes division head of leading meals provider apetito, takes a look at what is happening across catering needs as care homes slowly ease out of lockdown in line with government measures.

Fundamentally, menu provision across care homes has not changed during the pandemic, with exceptional food and nutrition remaining a key priority amid homes looking to continue to offer a great dining experience to their residents. 

For the majority of homes, visitors have been asked to stay away since lockdown measures were announced, to ensure the safety of residents and staff and food has taken on an even more important role, being one of life’s simple pleasures that residents can look forward to and enjoy.

However, what has changed is how we all work.  Resident safety has been of utmost priority and businesses have had to change the way they work, repurposing systems, processes, and deliveries to ensure homes have the maximum protection.

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