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The NACC has been organising Meals on Wheels Week for over 15 years. Now members not only support the annual event but engage in other activities throughout the year to promote and raise awareness of the importance of the Meals on Wheels services.

The objectives of the week are:
  • To raise awareness of the vital importance of meals on wheels service whether delivered to the home or through Day Centres and Luncheon Club
  • To highlight the social, economical, psychological and preventative benefits of meals on wheels services in UK
  • To promote to general public the immense value of the service urging them to support local meal services
  • To address and increase awareness of loneliness, social isolation and safety in the community

National Aim:
  • The NACC are asking government to consider making Meals on Wheels a statutory protected service for those considered most at risk in the community to help ensure greater provision across England, Scotland and Wales. Meals on Wheels are currently a discretionary service – councils do not have to provide meals on wheels services.
  • The NACC are calling on the government and councils to recognise the real value of adult social care services, such as meals on wheels and luncheon clubs. The abolition of meals on wheels services is incredibly short-sighted and cuts a lifeline for many older vulnerable people that could lead to malnutrition related illnesses and older people face prospect of social isolation and loneliness.
  • The NACC are calling for safeguarding of existing Meals on Wheels services to ensure that older and vulnerable people have access to nutritious meals that can be delivered to the home in a safe way to ensure that the person’s safety and wellbeing is maintained. The roll-out of personal budgets means that individuals or those acting on their behalf buy in their own services. It is vital that individuals across the UK, particularly more vulnerable people, have access to a high quality meals on wheels service to ensure they are accessing a balanced diet.

How you can get involved?
  • Using the hash tag #mealsonwheels, tweet about what you are doing for Meals on Wheels Week.
  • If you have any questions or require any information do not hesitate to contact us on 0870 748 0180 or info@thenacc.co.uk. We are here to help and support you in any way we can.
  • Follow us on Twitter @NACCCaterCare to stay up-to-date with the NACC and the Meals on Wheels service. Please don’t forget to retweet and share the Meals on Wheels message!
Do you have any Best Practise or Case Studies you would like to share with us?
Please email us info@thenacc.co.uk



Below are a selection of newspaper articles and videos where the NACC have featured in promoting and safe guarding Meals on Wheels throughout the years:

2016/2017
Click here to read the Cost Sector Catering March article (Page 36) on our case studies with the charity Sustain and the Sustainable Food Cities Network
Click here to view BBC North West's feature on Meals on Wheels, including an interview with our Chair, Neel Radia
Click here to view the BBC South Today's feature on Meals on Wheels, including an interview with our Secretary, Roger Denton
Click here to view the article on Meals on Wheels that was featured in the Guardian - November 2016
Click here to listen to Neel Radia's interview on BBC Manchester - 11th November 2016
Click here to watch Neel Radia's interview on BBC Politics Show South - 20th November 2016
Click here to view the Observer article on Social Care Crisis - December 2016
Click here to read the BBC article on council tax rise - December 2016
Click here to watch the video on HILS study - January 2017

2015
Click here to read the Meals on Wheels article by the Institute of Hospitality - October
Click here to view the HILS BBC Look East report - November 2015
Click here to view the HILS ITV report - November 2015
Click here to read the Telegraph's 'WHY WE MUST SAVE MEALS ON WHEELS' - November 2015
Click here to read Homecare UK's 'OLDER PEOPLE GO HUNGRY AS MEALS ON WHEELS IS SCRAPPED' - November 2015
Click here to read "Tomorrow's Care" article - December 2015