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Richmond Council freezes charges elderly and vulnerable
Meals on wheels, day centre lunches and Careline costs will be frozen for the forthcoming year.
At Richmond Council’s budget meeting, members agreed the charges for the borough’s home meal delivery service, food provision at the local council day centres for older people and the fee for the council’s Telecare service, should be frozen for 2013-14.
Councillor Nicola Urquhart, cabinet member for adult services, health and housing, said: “Meals on Wheels is a life line to many people in the borough, ensuring that residents who are unable to cook for themselves can have a hot meal. This is equally as important at our day centres.
“Our Telecare service has also really grown and developed in the past few years, providing hundreds of residents with the security they need to be able to live independently in their own home.
“As these two services are so important, I am pleased that the council agreed not to increase the costs for the next 12 months.”
For more information, call 0845 6007413 or visit richmond.gov.uk/meals_on_wheels.