Community Integrated Care has contracted apetito, a specialist supplier of pre-prepared meals for the social care sector, to provide catering for its care homes for the elderly.
The apetito deal was announced at Community Integrated Care’s brand new, £5m, specialist dementia home, EachStep in Blackburn.
EachStep provides a holistic range of specialist care and support from one cutting-edge service, to assist people who live with dementia through every stage of their journey with the condition.
The partnership will be rolled out to 24 homes across the UK, throughout the summer, delivering nutritious meals catering to all tastes, dietary requirements and needs.
The service will include apetito’s Texture-Modified range of meals for those residents with swallowing difficulties, to ensure every resident dines with dignity.
Cath Murray-Howard, deputy chief executive of Community Integrated Care, says: “We are thrilled to have appointed apetito as our new catering providers. This move was driven by an ambition to offer people we support the highest standards of catering, and our residents and their loved ones were key to this selection process. In apetito, we have found an organisation that will offer absolutely beautiful food to the people we support, every time, making mealtimes a highlight of the day.”