Meals on Wheels

Freshly prepared and delivered meals can be a vital service for those who want to stay independent home but can have difficulty with shopping, carrying heavy bags or cooking for themselves.

General Information

The Meals on Wheels Service provides a hot meal for vulnerable people living in their own homes. A two course hot meal is cooked by catering staff in local schools and delivered by WRVS volunteers to service users in their own homes.

Meals are provided on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at lunch time throughout the year.

All volunteers are registered with the WRVS and have undergone an appropriate background check. The service provides friendly social contact and a regular check that recipients are safe and well.


The WRVS delivers the Meals on Wheels service under a Moray Council contract.

Moray Council operates an eligibility criteria for all Community Care services to ensure people with the greatest need are the highest priority. In order to ensure the decisions we make are fair, we use an Eligibility Criteria to decide if you have priority needs.

Your needs may be consider as being critical or substantial, moderate or low, based on the risk to your independence and risks of harm or danger if your needs are not addressed.

Will I Have to Pay?

The cost of a two-course meal is £4.67 (as at April 2017). This is the charge which everyone is required to pay and is not subject to a financial assessment.

Service users will be invoiced every four weeks for payment.

What Happens if I do Not Require a Meal?

If a meal is for a particular day(s) let the person who delivers the meals know in advance so that it can be cancelled. No charge is made for meals cancelled in advance.

Contact Details

If you have an enquiry or would like more information about Meals on Wheels, please contact the Community Care Access Care Team on 01343 563999 or email

Contact Us

Access Care Team

01343 563999

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