The Meals on Wheels service is available across South Dublin to people in the community who are unable, due to age, illness or disability, to cook their own meals. The service is funded by a combination of HSE grant and fundraising, and is operated on a voluntary basis by a wide variety charities.
Referral and access to Meals on Wheels services is by word of mouth, social workers, GPs, hospitals and self-referral. Please ask your local Public Health Nurse or Public Health Centre for the contact details of your nearest Meals on Wheels service, or give us a call in Heritage Homecare
The Meals on Wheels dishes generally involve meat, vegetables and potatoes, accompanied by some variation of custard and cake dessert. The old-age trend of “Fish Friday” is also embraced by many, and gluten-free, diabetic and soft food meals are available, too.
Some of the Meals on Wheels in South Dublin organisations that provide the service are as follows:
- Dun Laoghaire Meals on Wheels, 26 Corrig Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin 01 280 5331
- Dalkey Meals on Wheels covers the Dalkey/Glasthule/Glenageary area. The meals are cooked at the organisation’s base in Kilbegnet Close (beside the church) by a rota of volunteer cooks and delivered by volunteer drivers. Call to No. 11, Kilbegnet Close, or phone (01) 285 78 63.
- Donnybrook Meals on Wheels St Marys Day Centre Donnybrook 4 Co. Dublin (01)2698995
- Balally Meals on Wheels phone 087 9221690 or contact Sandyford Parish office.