Concord Community Food Services Inc. has a place in the hearts and homes of The City of Canada Bay community where we provide chilled and frozen meals to frail aged, people with a disability and their carers.
With the delivery of the meal comes the Volunteer visit which can serve to monitor a client as well as providing valuable social interaction.
Concord Community Food Services Inc. also provides the opportunity for people of our community to attend a monthly centre based meal at Concord Senior Citizens Centre which is usually held on the last Wednesday of each month. Check our calendar for our next Centre Based Luncheon.
Meals on Wheels was first established in Britain in WWII. Meals on Wheels Australia started in 1952 in South Melbourne. From its inception over 60 years ago, Meals on Wheels has become a driving force of care in the community. Over 14.8 million meals are delivered by more than 78,000 to 53,000 recipients Australia wide in cities, regional and rural areas.
Concord Community Food Services Inc. has been operating for over 43 years. Meals on Wheels first commenced in Concord in 1972 when several aldermen and concerned citizens met and decided that a meal service was needed within the Concord municipality to help the frail aged and disabled to maintain their independence.
About Our Services
Meals on Wheels is a service geared to provide a nutritionally balanced meal to frail older people, younger people with disabilities and their carers. It is also 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.
At Concord Community Food Service Inc. we actively seek to improve the nutrition of our clients and we can also cater for special diets. Our meals are affordable and provide convenience and peace of mind to clients, carers and family. We provide a variety of meals including soups, mains, desserts - and a range of petite and snack meal which are very popular. Meals are prepared in accordance with Australian Dietary Guidelines, and special needs for low fat, gluten free, diabetic, vegetarian foods are available. You can also have food cut up, minced or pureed.
For the Community
Meals on Wheels also provides the opportunity for people to be taken to or attend our local senior citizens centre to share a meal with others or to go an outing - with the assistance of our Volunteers.
While Concord Community Food Services Inc. is based in Concord, we can also deliver meals to anywhere in the Inner West Sydney region.
Referrals and Eligibility
People can refer themselves or can be referred by a doctor, hospital, carer, relative, friend or neighbour. Eligibility is determined after individual assessment of the client by Concord Community Food Services Inc. and My Aged Care. It is a requirement that all direct referrals for people over the age of 65 years be identified to My Aged Care. Prospective clients can call My Aged Care to seek services on 1800 200 422 or visit the My Aged Care website on www.myagedcare.gov.au
Meals on Wheels is a service type under The Commonwealth Home Support Programme.
Eligibility for Meals on Wheels is not means tested. Often a referral to meals on wheels can provide an opportunity to access further community services for an individual.
To start receiving your Meals On Wheels simply ring us at 02 97471135 or use our Contact Form to make a referral and/or arrange for an assessment. Our friendly staff member will assist in arranging an appropriate time for the assessment.
Concord Community Food Services Inc. is funded by the Department of Social Services . The Commonwealth HACC Program branding has now been revised to reflect the transfer of the administration of aged care from the former Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) to the Department of Social Services.
The previous Commonwealth HACC logo included the HACC logo and Australian Crest with the DoHA branding. The Australian Crest and the previous Department’s branding has been removed and replaced with the HACC logo and the Department of Social Services branding.
We extend special gratitude to The City of Canada Bay Council for providing us with grants and other forms of support such as premises and utilities. Without the ongoing support of The City of Canada Bay Council our service would struggle to operate.
In addition, Waterpoint Asset Management and Ecove are regular donors to our service. We are very grateful for their ongoing support.
We extend our gratitude also to Massey Golf Club for their ongoing donations and support.
There are so many people to acknowledge and provide our gratitude to. We are very grateful for the support we have from our council, community members, volunteers, staff and our clients.