We know that many people and communities across the UK have worked hard, especially during the Covid-19 crisis, to ensure that older people and disabled people didn’t go without a meal, either through providing services, campaigning or advocating or advocating for themselves, their families or neighbours. We also know that it can hard to sustain these efforts, so we’ve compiled resources and support to help this community.
Local people, voluntary and community groups, local government and social business can all play their part in pioneering new, innovate and modern meals on wheels services. In this short guidance we outline some key pieces of advice for those figuring out how to sustain a new or existing service, followed by some key actions that local councils can take.
Despite cuts to meals on wheels services, some councils continue to champion them or to work with local partners to save and enhance their local service. Our list of case studies provides a range of examples of how it’s possible to continue services and invest in their development. Contact us if you would like to tell us about your service, join our e-forum to join a community of others working in this field.
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