Call for evidence: Respect for religious and philosophical beliefs while eating in care

Guidance When Submitting Evidence Closing date: Friday 13th December, 2019

At Vegetarian for Life, we feel that beliefs should be respected, whether religious or philosophical in nature. Should you experience any capacity issues, or cognitive losses, your vegetarian or vegan beliefs should be protected then, too. So, we are taking this issue to Parliament – but we need your evidence.

This autumn, we are launching an inquiry through the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vegetarianism and Veganism. The inquiry will investigate cases of individuals being fed in a way that contradicts their beliefs when they have capacity issues or cognitive losses. 

If you have an experience of a loved one being fed in a way that contradicts their beliefs or you have worked in a care setting where this has occurred, please send us your story to inquiry@vegetarianforlife.org.uk or by calling Yasmine on 0161 257 0887.

The evidence that we receive may be made public either as part of the oral evidence sessions, in the final report, or in campaign material. If you wish for the whole, or parts of, your submission to remain private, please note this clearly in your submission. Submissions from persons and organisations will be published unless specifically requested otherwise. Where a person or organisation has stated that they wish for their written evidence to be anonymous, it will be published under the title anonymous.