Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

Festive food with Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels Christmas menu is now available to order for the festive season.

From traditional turkey to beef bordelaise and festive pork, the meals can be delivered frozen and all come with the ‘safe and well’ check.

West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Adults’ Services Peter Catchpole said: “With Christmas fast approaching, now is the time for residents to think about their festive menu.

“Meals on Wheels provides a vital service – not only delivering hearty and nutritional meals, but the drivers provide a ‘safe and well’ check ensuring that those who use the service are in good health, which is very reassuring for families and friends.”

Festive meals available this Christmas are roast turkey and all the trimmings, or mushroom and ale pie, with Christmas pudding for Christmas Day, beef bordelaise and fruit trifle for Boxing Day, and festive pork and lemon sponge with raspberry compote and white chocolate sauce for New Year’s Day.

The meals can be ordered as part of a normal weekly menu.

Peter added:

“There could be a number of reasons why someone, young or older, wants to use the Meals on Wheels service – they may have just come out of hospital, or feel they are less able to cook their own meals. It might be that a carer wants a break but wants to make sure their friend is eating regular meals.”

A Taster Pack is available to new Meals on Wheels customers – providing a five-day selection of meals and desserts for £15. Each household that signs up will also receive a free environmentally friendly ‘Bag of Taste’ jute bag.

An assessment from a GP or hospital isn’t needed to apply for Meals on Wheels – people can contact the service direct. For further information contact your local Meals on Wheels kitchen or visit the County Council website at www.westsussex.gov.uk

Contacts for Meals on Wheels kitchens are:

Bognor Regis (including Chichester, the Witterings and Selsey): 01243 642230.
Crawley (including East Grinstead): 01293 528223.
Mid Sussex (including Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Steyning and Henfield): 01444 451462.
Horsham: 01403 265280.
Worthing (including Lancing, Shoreham, Southwick and Fishersgate): 01903 237790.
Rustington (including Arundel, Ferring and Littlehampton): 01903 772003.
Petworth (including Midhurst and Pulborough): 01798 343773.