Sam and Stuart complete ‘Food in My World’ training at Heffle Court

Chefs Sam Armstrong and Stuart Potter, who work at Heffle Court in Heathfield, have just been awarded their ‘Food in My World’ accreditation, after completing the specialist food training for residents living with dementia and or dysphagia.

Long-term dementia and dysphagia (D&D) can be a challenging environment for a chef. To be able to respond to and understand the challenges faced by residents our chefs undergo ‘Food in My World’ training. The training is accredited by City and Guilds and was developed by Steve Harding, our Regional Chef. Steve provides our hospitality teams and chefs with the skills and knowledge to stimulate senses and increase creativity in the cooking and presentation of food. This can provide a much improved dining experience for residents living with dementia and or dysphagia.

The training has developed Sam and Stuarts technical abilities and attention to detail in delivering and producing high quality food and drinks, that not only meet the nutritional requirements but which also meet the needs and expectations of Heffle Court’s residents. Food is balanced, colourful, and extremely tasty. A lot of consideration goes into its appropriateness for each resident, for example contrasts, textures, spacing, flavours, density, temperatures, consistencies, size and shape.

Congratulations to you both. We look forward to seeing the culinary delights that will be leaving the Heffle Court kitchens.

At Heffle Court, we provide specialist dementia care in a purpose built environment. We continuously improve the lives of our residents through offering wide ranging services, activities and events, both in and outside of the home involving members of our local community as often as possible.

If you would like to find out more about life at Heffle Court, please contact Debby Potter on 0808 223 5510 or via email at manager.heffle@CaringHomes.org.

Heffle Court

Home Manager

Debby Potter

Address

Station Road,
Heathfield,
East Sussex,
TN21 8DR

Contact
0808 223 5510
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To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely

Paul Jeffery – Chief Executive Officer

Frank Cummins – Clinical Director