Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels
The aim of the service is to provide our residents who are permanently, or in some cases temporarily, unable to cater for themselves and have no other reasonable or acceptable source of assistance. Meals on Wheels The aim of the service is to provide our residents who are permanently, or in some cases temporarily, unable to cater for themselves and have no other reasonable or acceptable source of assistance. Community

History

Bankstown Meals on Wheels began in 1966 with 16 clients. Today, the service delivers around 55,000 meals a year.

We have more than 160 dedicated and caring volunteers who give their time to provide, not just a nourishing meal, but also friendly contact and a few laughs each day with clients. Without their support, Meals on Wheels would not be the essential supporting and caring service it is today.

Meals on Wheels history 

What is our aim?

The aim of the service is to provide our residents who are permanently, or in some cases temporarily, unable to cater for themselves and have no other reasonable or acceptable source of assistance.

Our service in no way undermines the independence and self-respect of the client.

Who can access the service?

The service is designed to assist the frail aged, and people with disability and their carers.

Meals on Wheels volunteers 

Who can refer to the service?

Referral may be made through My Aged Care and/or:

  • Accredited assessing team;
  • A hospital or any health service;
  • Self;
  • A medical practitioner.

You can call the My Aged Care contact centre on 1800 200 422.

Following referral, all clients are assessed by Council's Food Services Team Leader to determine eligibility. Reassessment will take place when required.

How does the service operate?

Meals on Wheels can provide lunch Monday to Friday. Hot, chilled or frozen meals. We cater for special diets (puree, minced, low fat, vegetarian etc).

Our meals consist of main course (protein and vegetables), dessert and a fruit juice. Meals are delivered to the home by volunteer helpers Monday to Friday between 11.30am and 1pm.

Frozen meal service is delivered on a weekly basis, between 10am and 12pm, to those clients who are able to heat a meal themselves.

Clients pay a fee for meals provided.

Meals on Wheels volunteers 

Meals on Wheels works closely with other local community service providers in the area.

Other services?

Meals on Wheels can also provide a fortnightly housebound shopping service, which is supported by our volunteers. Referral for this service is required.

A community restaurant is also held twice a month at Greenacre Citizens Centre, between 10.30am-2pm.

Centre-based meals are provided at Bankstown Senior Citizens Centre for Seniors over 65, young people with disability and their carers, from Monday to Friday.

Fees apply to all services.

Information for any of the above services can be obtained from the Council's Food Services Team Leader.

Meals on Wheels group 

Further information

Contact: Pat Pride
Food Services Team Leader
Bankstown Meals on Wheels

Phone: 9707 9646
Fax: 9707 9586
Email: pat.pride@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

Office hours: 8am-3pm
Monday to Friday (except public holidays)

Postal Address: PO Box 8
BANKSTOWN NSW 1885

Volunteering

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer or know someone who is? Volunteers are needed for meal deliveries Monday to Fridays, Housebound Shopping Service fortnightly, and Aged Pension Thursdays. 

For more information, to volunteer or for referrals, contact Council's Food Services Team Leader on 9707 9646.

Meals on Wheels men