Catering company offers unique care home solution


White Oaks, part of catering company Compass Group, has launched a unique range of business solutions for the care and residential living market.

The new range of solutions is designed to help operators meet the increasing challenges being faced by the sector, including labour inflation, inadequate local authority funding, changes to the Care Act as well as the ageing population.

Steve Cenci, healthcare managing director, Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: “We believe that our new offers really reflect the dynamic and changing needs of the care home and residential care sector. Outsourcing catering or food services provision can be very daunting for Care organisations, often accompanied by a sense of ‘loss of control’. We hope that by having a choice of four business solutions that we can help to simplify the process and provider a clearer way forward for clients.”

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White Oaks offers a choice of four service packages, providing transparency for care homes and residential care communities when they are considering using the services of a specialist to support their business. The four packages are:

Procurement Only: Access to Compass Group’s significant buying power, along with its surety and due diligence, plus the advantage of global and national deals.

Procurement and Consultancy: Contains all of the Procurement Only package with the added benefit of consultancy from in house Compass specialists including dietitians, culinary, health and safety, and marketing. All work to improve the resident experience and nutrition, food quality, reduce waste and other additional costs.

Fully managed services model: Peace of mind that comes with the full White Oaks service where the White Oaks team can take on all elements of the service delivery including the management of labour.

Steamplicity and Esteem: Delivers a fully catered solution with the advantages of using the only fresh micro-steaming food cooking system in the UK market which incorporate its unique patented valve. This ensures that high quality nutritious food is able to be consistently delivered, as well as reducing food wastage and providing flexible ‘out of hours’ catering support options for healthy, fresh food.

Representatives from White Oaks will be exhibiting at the annual National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Training and Development Forum on 6 October at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.

Situated at Stand 10, food sampling sessions of White Oaks’ breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea food offerings will take place throughout the day in addition to information about the new business solutions.

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