Last week Sue Hawkins, Malnutrition Programme Manager for Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust, presented at the Ageing Fit conference in Lille, France.
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Across the country lots of our members are celebrating Meals on Wheels Week, please send us your pictures and stories for us to share.
The NACC launches social media campaign to spotlight the life-enhancing value of Meals on Wheels - #morethanjustameal
For Meals on Wheels Week 2019 (4-8 November), the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) will be using social media to spotlight the many essential, life-enhancing roles the Meals on Wheels service plays in communities across the UK.
Through customer testimonies and eye-opening facts and statistics, the #morethanjustameal campaign will clearly demonstrate the positive impact the Meals on Wheels service has on the elderly and vulnerable living independently in the community – from helping prevent malnutrition and malnutrition-related illnesses to providing a crucial lifeline against isolation and loneliness. It will also give effective pointers on spotting the warning signs of malnutrition.
Meels on Wheels 2019 Press Release
Care catering’s unsung heroes honoured at the NACC Awards 2019
Last night (10 October), the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) celebrated outstanding contributions to the care catering sector at the NACC Awards 2019.
The winners of the prestigious awards, which recognise teams and individuals from across the sector that demonstrate innovation, excellence and dedication in their field, were announced at a gala awards dinner at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham. The special event was attended by the NACC’s members, patron and ambassadors together with industry colleagues, partners and guests.
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Elderly residents will continue to benefit from hot meals after a local charity was awarded council funding.
Age Concern Hayling Island secured more than £24,000 from Havant Borough Council’s Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) fund to refurbish its kitchen so that it can be used for years to come.
The charity also raised funds towards the project totalling more than £11,000 and will continue to maintain the facility.
Age Concern Hayling Island is an independent charity run by 35 dedicated volunteers which provides hot meals for local elderly residents.
Each week, the charity runs three lunch clubs. On Mondays, visitors can enjoy freshly made soups, sandwiches and toasties, while on Tuesdays and Thursdays a delicious two-course meal is provided.
Those attending the lunch clubs not only benefit from a home-cooked meal but also get to socialise with other local people. Because of this, the lunches have helped prevent older residents - particularly those who live on their own - from becoming isolated.
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