Old Bridge Surgery

Meals on Wheels

The Royal Voluntary Service is the original meals on wheels  provider delivering hot meals to people who have difficulty with shopping, carrying food home or cooking for themselves in the 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 meals are designed to provide a good, balanced diet which can be delivered hot or frozen for eating later. Their drivers provide healthy social contact to those who may be confined to the house and they are also instructed to ensure that the individual is safe, well and secure. In case of any doubt, the driver will contact next of kin where applicable.

In some cases, once the driver has delivered a frozen meal a volunteer will come over and provide support by heating up the meal and staying to offer company.

Royal Voluntary Service Books on Wheels volunteers bring a selection of books, DVDs, CDs and audio tapes to older people in their home on a regular basis.

You can contact the Royal Voluntary Service on: 01209 705159 or for more information click here.

Date published: 20th July, 2017
Date last updated: 10th September, 2019