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The NACC launches Meals on Wheels Protection Petition

Meals on wheels logoThe National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has launched a petition calling for the Meals on Wheels service to be protected in statutory law.

As part of Meals on Wheels Week 2015 (9-13 November), the NACC is calling on all foodservice and care industry colleagues to sign the petition and support its campaign to protect the community service that is at risk as a result of ongoing Government budget cuts.

Neel Radia, NACC national chair, said: “Removing this vital lifeline for elderly people not only puts more pressure on our hospitals and NHS staff but is also dangerous for those who rely on the service.

“Maintaining good nutrition and the human contact that comes with this is key to ensuring that our elderly are able to live independently in good health for as long as possible.

Cutting this service puts vulnerable, elderly members of the community at risk and will also end up costing the country far more money. The service needs protecting in law.”

The NACC requires 100,000 signatures for the topic to be considered for debate in Parliament and you can find the petition by clicking here.

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