This petition was submitted during the 2015–2017 Conservative government
Petition Protect the elderly/vulnerable and make Meals on Wheels services statutory
The discretionary Meals on Wheels service is being cut to save money. We cannot allow anymore older or vulnerable people to be victims of spending cuts. The Government must make it statutory to stop those at risk in the community being malnourished, hospitalised, lonely and isolated
Meals on Wheels deliver a hot subsidised meal to older/vulnerable & disabled people in the community, keeping them well-nourished & tackling issues affecting older people today – loneliness, isolation and safety in the home. Ongoing budget cuts are threatening provision. Over 1/3 of councils no longer have a service. The next wave of spending cuts will bring more closures and leave more people without access to a hot meal. This must stop. The service must be statutory protected.
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