South Wales care home honoured for commitment to vegetarian cuisine


The SilverCrest Group has been honoured for its commitment to vegetarian cuisine amongst the food it serves to residents.


Morgana Court in South Wales, part of the SilverCrest Group, has received a special award for being the 1,000th residential home in the UK to be accepted onto the Vegetarian for Life charity’s care home scheme.


Established to improve the lives of older vegetarians and vegans, Vegetarian for Life’s work includes the compilation of a UK Directory of care facilities and food suppliers that follow its best practice guidelines.


The first care home joined the UK directory in 2008, the same year that the charity was established, and since then it has grown rapidly to include 1,000 care homes across the UK.


To celebrate achieving this milestone, the charity created a special award for Morgana Court. This was presented to the care home by Chief Executive of Vegetarian for Life, Amanda Woodvine.


Amanda Woodvine, CEO at Vegetarian for Life, said: “We are delighted to welcome Morgana Court Care Home as the 1,000th member of our UK List. In the UK, there are already around 300,000 older vegetarians and vegans. Our List offers a unique and invaluable resource for people who are searching for care homes that can successfully provide meat-free meals.


Over the years we have noticed that many UK List members, such as Morgana Court Care Home, are rated highly for the overall level of care they offer their residents – making the UK List an even more useful resource. A warm welcome from everyone at Vegetarian for Life to Morgana Court Care Home.”


In total the SilverCrest Group provides residential care to over 300 residents with homes across South and West Wales in Ystradgynlais, Bridgend, Pontypridd, Williamstown and Ystrad Pentre.


Accepting the award, Stuart Davies, Morgana Court Care Home Manager said:  “Providing tasty, nutritious meals that meet our residents’ dietary preferences is at the heart of everything we do at our homes. This naturally includes people who are vegetarian or vegan, and people who simply like these dishes.


We congratulate Vegetarian for Life on the success of their campaign and we are honoured that Morgana Court is the 1000th care home to be registered in this important initiative.”


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