Trying Out Veganuary For The Weekend!

January 8th, 2022

Trying Out Veganuary For The Weekend!

Compass Children’s Homes are part of our wider Compass Community network. We provide safe, stable homes for children that need extra support, whether that be due to challenging behaviours, complex trauma, learning difficulties, or sometimes all of the above.

In 2021 the Compass Community released our ‘ESG’ report. This is our report that takes into detail our Environment, Social and Governance within the entire organisation.

We are proud to be able to share our report with you, as this is what sets us apart from many other child service providers. We champion positive change, working toward ambitious goals, and holding ourselves accountable for the decisions and actions we take.

We love to embed our values in everything we do, and promoting a more eco-friendly way to live our lives is a great way to set a good example for the young people we look after.

For example, the month of January over the last few years has really been solidified as ‘Veganuary.’ This is a month where people up for the challenging of taking on a lifestyle change from the 1st to the 31st of January change their diet to a plant-based one. This includes no animal products at all, like meat, dairy or eggs.

Many of our children’s homes partake in what we call ‘meat free Mondays’ on our menus. This helps us to reduce our carbon footprint as individuals but also not making any drastic changes to our diet or living circumstances!

Charlie who is a Residential Support Worker in one of our homes, took it upon himself to give the children a taster of ‘Veganuary’ just for the weekend!

He said that “this weekend just gone we have all celebrated Veganuary. I have made fun displays and gift bags for the children and also put together a vegan taster night for dinner which all the young people tried and actually enjoyed some of what was on offer! We all had some great conversations about diet and different reason for people choosing to be vegan or vegetarian.”

It was really nice to see them trying something new despite their initial reservations!

 We’d like to give a huge shout out to Charlie for putting such a fun weekend together! We look forward to taking part in many more weekends like this to come!

If you’re interested in being a role model that change’s the lives of children and young people just like Charlie, take a look at our jobs page. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.