FURTHER to the recent correspondence regarding the cost of Meals on Wheels, it was evident that the existing charge of £3.10 per meal did not cover the actual cost of providing the meal.
The revised charge of £4.34 per meal will cover the cost of producing the meal and, more importantly, ensures that the service can continue to be offered to customers.
This decision was taken against a background of the council – along with other local authorities - having to make substantial savings in its budget. We are on course to deliver those savings with only minimal disruption to some services provided to the public.
COUNCILLOR SIMON HANCOCK
Cabinet Member for Adult Services,
Health and Well Being and Equalities