Safeguarding meals on wheels
Because there is a Government objective to keep older people living independently in their own homes for longer, community meal services have never been so vital.
Meals on wheels and lunch clubs play a key role in helping some of the most vulnerable people in our society to eat well at home. Thus, avoiding the risk of illness, isolation, malnutrition and unnecessary stays in hospital, which nobody wants.
However, in this challenging financial climate, saving these local services is becoming increasingly hard.
That’s why, as the UK’s leading provider of community meals, we are dedicated to providing value for money and flexible options for local authorities who wish to continue with this vital service.
Our range features over 200 chef-prepared, nutritionally balanced frozen meals, including a special diet and ethnic range. This means that you can easily cater for different cultural, religious or dietary requirements.
A study carried out by the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) on behalf of NACC for Meals on Wheels Week (7-11 Nov 2016), revealed that £4.30 is the average cost of a two-course lunch which could prevent unnecessary 'bed blocking' hospital stays (the cost of keeping someone in hospital is an estimated £400 per day - Department of Health, 2015).