Meals on wheels service makes Notts older people feel safer and more independent

04/01/2017

Almost all of the people who receive Meals at Home from Nottinghamshire County Council feel safer, more independent and better nourished, according to the service’s latest survey of customers. 

Around 300 people responded to the survey and the key findings were as follows: 

  • 97 percent of people agreed or strongly agreed that they felt better nourished
  • 98 percent of people agreed or strongly agreed that their family have peace of mind
  • 97 percent of people agreed or strongly agreed that they felt safer
  • 97 percent of people agreed or strongly agreed that they felt more independent. 

Two thirds of respondents also felt that they would be more likely to be in a care home without the service and 77 percent agreed that they visited their GP less as a result of the service. 

Councillor Muriel Weisz, Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Adult Social Care and Health Committee, said: “This survey shows the positive impact the meals service has on older people in the county. 

“The feedback in particular illustrates that the service is not just about providing good wholesome food as it also helps to give family members greater peace of mind and helps people stay independent in their own homes.”