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Meals on Wheels popular in Sussex

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West Sussex’s Meals on Wheels service has been given the stamp of approval by its clients.

In a recent customer satisfaction survey – carried out by WRVS - more than 90 per cent of respondents said they would recommend the service to others.

The majority of those who completed the survey also said they were very satisfied or satisfied by the overall service provided.

Peter Catchpole, West Sussex County Council cabinet member for Adults’ Services, said: “It is always pleasing when one of our services receives positive feedback from our residents.

“There are many reasons why someone might want to use our Meals on Wheels service and it is not just older people who can use the service, for example it could be someone has come out of hospital and needs a little help.”

A wide range of meals are available, from hot cooked meals to salads and desserts. Meals can be delivered frozen as well.

There’s also an afternoon tea service providing sandwiches and cakes. The service is delivered by the WRVS across West Sussex and can meet specific dietary needs including diabetic, lower fat, gluten free, reduced salts and pureed meals and desserts.

An assessment from a GP or hospital isn’t needed to apply for Meals on Wheels – people can contact the service direct.

For more information contact your local Meals on Wheels kitchen or visit the county council website at www.westsussex.gov.uk

 

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