Meals on Wheels
Whilst age and disability may reduce some people’s capacity to get out and about, Meals on Wheels help make it possible for them to stay in their homes, where most people are happiest. It also aims to maintain their independence.
Delivery of nutritious meals, social interaction and a friendly check of a client’s wellbeing by Meals on Wheels volunteers can help people live the lives the way they choose.
From its inception over 50 years ago, Meals on Wheels has grown to become a driving force of care in the community.
In the course of a year, over 14.8 million meals are delivered by more than 78,700 volunteers to about 53,000 recipients Australia wide; in cities, regional and rural areas. Of these, about 4.5 million meals are delivered by 35,000 volunteers in NSW each year.
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WHAT DOES OUR MEALS ON WHEELS DO?
Meals on Wheels provide a nutritionally balanced meal to frail older people; people with a disability, and their carers. The service is not means tested.
The Meals on Wheels program provides healthy and appetising meals delivered directly to the homes of our clients within the Wollondilly Shire. Checking on clients welfare at each delivery.
Meals are cooked fresh in our very own production kitchen and chilled or snapped
frozen to preserve taste, texture and nutritional quality. Meals are prepared low in fat, sugar and sodium and are suitable for all diets.
We cater for special dietary requirements including: vegetarian, gluten free, pureed meals and chopped meals.
REFERRALS AND ELIGIBILITY
People can be referred through the MyAgedCare gateway on www.myagedcare.gov.au or just call 1800 200 422. Clients will be assessed to be included in Commonwealth Home Support program or a Home Care Package: frail older people and younger people with a disability and their carers. Eligibility assessment of potential clients is carried out by the regional assessment team in your area.
People with a disability
- Check your eligibility by completing an NDIS checklist on the Am I
- Make a verbal application by calling 1800 800 110 or complete an
Access Request Form and return it to the NDIS.
- Get your evidence of disability, functional impact, and residency
- Wait for the NDIS to contact you and confirm your eligibility and
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