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Caterplus Appointed For Jewish Cares New Care Campus

Friday, 19 November 2010

Caterplus has been awarded a five year contract worth £3.2m by health and social care charity, Jewish Care, to provide catering for its new £40m flagship care campus in Golders Green, London.


The Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus will provide a range of care facilities to older members of the Jewish community, including 45 independent living apartments, a 54 bed nursing and dementia care home, a community centre and the charity's administrative and support functions.


The contract will see Caterplus managing the community centre meal service for approximately 100 people a day, offering both a three course lunchtime meal and a café for the centre's visitors, members, volunteers and staff. 


In the independent living apartments, Caterplus will operate a full service fine dining restaurant providing evening meals.


David Penlington, sales director for Caterplus, said: "We have 17 years experience and a dedicated kosher catering infrastructure within Caterplus, both of which give our clients confidence in the integrity of the food service we provide, whether for a small single site or for something like this new care campus.


"Around 400 people will use this new care campus every day, making it by far our largest kosher catering site to date.  The sheer volume of staff and supplies required bring their own challenges, but we have established a bespoke infrastructure system and are confident the campus will be a huge success."


Richard Munns, Deputy Director of Operations for Jewish Care, said: "The new Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Care Campus is our most ambitious project to date and has been four years in the making. 


"Rather than having lots of separate facilities spread across a wide area, we have created a large central care hub, with communal facilities that can benefit the community in different ways.  


"The campus will serve the community according to their individual needs, whether they need full time care, wish to live independently but with some support, or to remain connected to their community to combat isolation.


"We have been working with Caterplus for some time now and have built up an excellent working relationship with them.  We are confident they will provide the strength of partnership we need to establish and run the catering facilities within our new campus."




Notes to editors

Caterplus is one of the UK's largest independent contract caterers specialising in care and welfare. It is part of the Waterfall Group which employs more than 2,500 staff across the country.


Jewish Care is the largest health and social care charity for the UK's Jewish community, caring directly for over 7,000 people every week.  Jewish Care runs 70 centres and specialist services throughout London and the South-East.  The organisation provides a wide range of services for people who are elderly, mentally ill, physically disabled, visually impaired, as well as Holocaust survivors and refugees. Jewish Care also offers support and guidance to families, carers and the bereaved, as well as programmes for children and young people.