29/03/2008

Meals on Wheels to continue for most

Only 18 out of 130 elderly people in North Ceredigion receiving Meals on Wheels have been assessed as capable of managing the Council's controversial new frozen meals service.

That shock finding has demonstrated just how mistaken the whole idea of abandoning the popular Meals on Wheels service was in the first place.


After a heated debate when the issue was discussed by the full Council last year, the opposition Plaid Cymru group of councillors, along with sympathetic others from the ruling Lib Dem/Independent group, succeeded in forcing a compromise that those not capable of storing and cooking the frozen foods would be allowed to continue with their daily delivery of hot Meals on Wheels. That will now be the case for the vast majority.

No comments:

Post a Comment