Royal Voluntary Service 'Meals on Wheels'

Royal Voluntary Service 'Meals on Wheels'

We raised £827.54

Thank you to everyone who supported the delivery of Meals on Wheels.

 

The Royal Voluntary Service is a volunteer organisation that enriches the lives of older people and their families across Britain. They support older people by giving time and practical support to help them get the best from life.

Royal Voluntary Service volunteers – ordinary men and women of all ages and ethnicities – love spending time with older people. Through them, the charity wants to help create a society where everyone feels valued and involved whatever their age. The Royal Voluntary Service provides a range of vital services for older people.

Meals on Wheels

P4D fundraising will support the 'Meals on Wheels' provision.

Meals on Wheels

The Royal Voluntary Service delivers two million meals a year to people who have difficulty with shopping, carrying food home or cooking for themselves in their local area. They offer a wide range of menu choices, covering cultural as well as dietary needs, and including special requirements like soft foods or diabetic meals. All of their menus are designed to provide a good, balanced diet, which can be hot meals or frozen for eating later. Their drivers are instructed to ensure that the older person is safe, well and secure. In case of any doubt, the driver will contact next of kin where applicable.

The home delivered meals service provides friendly social contact for those who may be confined to the house and a regular check that the person is safe and well. In some cases, once the driver has delivered a frozen meal one of our volunteers will go over and heat the meal up for the older person and stay to keep them company.

Today the service could be more accurately described as 'Meals with care'