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Meals On Wheels

Health written question – answered on 28th June 2012.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people receive meals delivered to their homes and arranged through the local authority.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health

Data on the number of adults aged 18 and over in receipt of meals as a community-based service, funded wholly or partly by councils with adult social services responsibilities (CASSRs), are collected and published by the NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care each year as part of the annual Social Services Activity Report. The most recent report, for the financial year 2010-11, was published on 28 March 2012. It is available on the Information Centre website at:


We are informed by the Information Centre that, during 2010-11, 81,460 adults were in receipt of meals as a community-based service funded wholly or partly by CASSRs.

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