Vulnerable people are now getting more help

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A CHARITY wants to provide more vulnerable people with a meals on wheels service in Portsmouth.

Royal Voluntary Service wants to help as many residents as possible to ensure they remain independent.

The scheme is available seven days a week around lunchtime. Safety checks will also be carried out to make sure people getting a meal are alright.

The meal, including the check-up, costs £4.50 per day and can be delivered hot or frozen. There are meals available for a range of dietary requirements including low sugar meals.

There is also a ‘tea pack’, containing a slice of cake and a sandwich costing £2.50.

Sally Rivers, Royal Voluntary Service’s interim head of operations for Portsmouth, said: ‘This is a really vital service for older and vulnerable people in the community. Eating a hot meal at lunchtime has proven health benefits, which is why we are so pleased to offer the service to Portsmouth residents.’ To find out more, call Royal Voluntary Service on (023) 9237 4308.