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Meals on wheels return following successful trial

Dave Laithwaite of Lancashire Fayre and Councillor Peter Wilson trying some of the dishes on offer.

Dave Laithwaite of Lancashire Fayre and Councillor Peter Wilson trying some of the dishes on offer.

A meals on wheels service in Chorley is back on the menu.

Scrapped a few years ago by cost-cutting Lancashire County Council, it has been revived by Chorley Council following a successful trial in the borough.

It is the first time Chorley Council itself has offered a meals on wheels service. The meal provider is Lancashire Fayre.

The scheme is aimed at older people who find it hard to cook for themselves, or may live alone, meaning they may not get the hot nutritious meals they need throughout the week.

Councillor Peter Wilson, deputy leader of Chorley Council, said: “We went through a rigorous process to choose the provider so people can rest assured they will get a first class service from first class people who will go the extra mile for those taking part. There is a really varied menu catering for all dietary requirements and it tastes good too.”

The scheme was trialled in Croston, Bretherton, Mawdesley and Eccleston and will be rolled out across the borough this month and next. It is subsidised by 50p per meal, meaning it is £3.65 for a hot meal and a dessert delivered to your door at lunchtime any three days of the week. The service is available seven days a week.

Coun Wilson added: “There are some eligibility criteria, but there are hundreds of people who could benefit from this and I urge them to consider taking part in the scheme to see what a difference it could make for them.”

Contact the council on 01257 515151, or Lancashire Fayre on 01257 367630.

 

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