|Meals on Wheels is EXPANDING! Cardiff Council’s successful Meals on Wheels service is expanding to provide meals to residents in the Vale of Glamorgan. At a time when around a quarter of UK local authorities have stopped offering a Meals on Wheels service to elderly and vulnerable people since 2014, Cardiff’s service is bucking the trend and growing to ensure even more customers in the area can enjoy hot, nutritious food delivered to their homes.|
For seven days a week, 365 days a year, friendly drivers can now deliver to customers in eastern parts of the Vale of Glamorgan including Dinas Powys, Sully, Llandough, Penarth and Wenvoe. As well as providing lunchtime meals that cater for a variety of diets and conditions, the team also carries out a caring welfare check on customers.Customers can be referred by family, friends, neighbours, or health or social care professionals and must meet one of the following criteria: · Having difficulty preparing a meal safely· Liable to self-neglect or would eat an inappropriate diet without the service· Unable to shop for food· Have a mental or physical disability· Needing support due to recovery from hospitalisation or illness; carer illness or holiday, or bereavement. The service is not just for the elderly – the youngest Meals on Wheels customer is 20 while the oldest is 102-years-old. Customers can choose when and how often they would like to receive meals. For more information about the service, visit www.cardiff.gov.uk/mealsonwheels or call 029 2053 7080.