Below you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions, helping you to find out more about Wollongong Meals on Wheels and how we might be able to assist you or a loved one.
Where does Wollongong Meals on Wheels Operate?
Wollongong Meals on Wheels services the Illawarra from Albion Park through to Thirroul.
Who is eligible for Meals on Wheels?
Meals on Wheels is not means tested and is a service geared to the needs of older people as well as People with Disability and their carers.
To find out if you, a relative or someone you care for is eligible please contact us on 02 4226 5869.
How much do meals cost?
Every effort is made to keep meals as affordable as possible, particularly as many of our clients are pensioners. The meals range from $3.80 for a soup to $8.00 for a main meal.
The generosity of our volunteers, who give their time to help deliver the meals, means we are able to provide a vital service at an economical price
What does ‘More than just a meal’ mean?
Although delivery of prepared meals is the basis of the service, Meals on Wheels is so much more than just a meal. We are about ensuring people who may not be able to get out and about enjoy regular social interaction and the comfort of knowing someone will drop by regularly to say hello and see how they are going.
Meals on Wheels also provides the opportunity for people to be taken to local centres to share a meal with others or go on outings, with the assistance of volunteers.
I have a NDIS Plan/ Home Care Package. How can you assist me?
Wollongong Meals on Wheels can offer assistance for clients with a NDIS plan or for those on a Home Care Package
How can I support Wollongong Meals on Wheels?
As a not for profit community organisation, we welcome support in a variety of forms. We are always seeking support from community members who wish to volunteer their time to work with us, as well as financial donations and bequests.