Meals on Wheels in Aldbourne
Aldbourne’s Meals on Wheels service provides freshly cooked hot food to local residents who have difficulty cooking for themselves.
A two course lunch with dessert is delivered three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the year. The current cost per meal is a very reasonable £3.50.
The service is organised independently of Wiltshire Council and other national providers, and over 30 villagers are involved in both the catering and delivery.
The service provides for up to 12 local residents. Applicants are assessed on their needs, therefore it is requested that potential recipients supply a letter from their GP to support their application.
If you’re interested in applying, or you’d like some further information, please contact John Jacobs (see details below).
Meals on Wheels originated in Great Britain during the Blitz, when many people lost their homes and therefore the ability to cook their own food. The Women’s Volunteer Service for Civil Defence (WVS, later WRVS) provided food for these people.
The name “Meals on Wheels” derived from the WVS’s related activity of bringing meals to servicemen. The concept of delivering meals to those unable to prepare their own evolved into the modern programmes that now deliver mostly to the housebound and/or elderly.
To mark their 75th anniversary, WRVS has now relaunched as Royal Voluntary Service, with a new website at http://www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk.
Telephone: 01672 540444