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Meals on Wheels service to aid mobility restricted

18th June 2014

This news article is from Handicare UK. Articles that appear on this website are for information purposes only.

A Meals on Wheels service has been started in the South Bucks and Chilterns area to cater for those in the area who have mobility difficulties. Gusto Cuisine prepares nutritious and delicious meals to the area’s elderly, time-pressured and those unable to cook for themselves, providing a valuable service and ‘helping people to maintain their independence in their homes’. 

The service’s founders, Charles Watters and his wife Teresa, of Chiltern Hill, Chalfont St Peter, started the business in November 2013 and have seen it help countless people since its launch. Delivering high quality frozen meals to the elderly, those unable to cook for themselves and busy families, Gusto Cuisine is seen as a real lifesaver in the local community as mobility restricted residents who rely on electric stairlifts can still enjoy tasty and nutritious meals.

Personal service, great value

Offering “a personal service within the community which is of great value”, according to one woman who nominated the couple for an award as reported in this article, Gusto Cuisine is providing a much needed service in the community.

The service caters for those who are just out of hospital and those with mobility issues, who can enjoy quality meals without the struggle of cooking. The service looks to act as assistance for those who struggle to cook for themselves and ensure that such local residents don’t cut corners when it comes to their dietary health. When combined with the use of such aids as orthopaedic riser recliner chairs in the home, the meals on wheels service plays an important part in helping those with mobility difficulties live independently at home.

The service is a part of a Prevention Matters initiative by Bucks Council that works towards “helping people to maintain their independence in their homes,” according to Watters. While the service also ensures mobility restricted residents are eating well, it also provides a personal service to elderly residents alongside home care, offering a highly-valued friendly visit with customers being served as far away as Beaconsfield, Denham, the Chalfonts and Great Missenden. 

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