Our Service

The Village Chef by Meals on Wheels has been delivering meals, accompanied by a chat and a smile, to the local community since 1961

Our History

Your friendly and reliable volunteer delivery driver doesn’t just drop off meals like other services do. They take the extra step to check in on, care for, and have a brief chat. Sometimes, they even assist with small errands such as collecting the mail or bringing in the bin.

At The Village Chef by Meals on Wheels we take pride in our high-quality meals, prepared locally in our Turramurra kitchen using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. We offer a wide variety of nourishing options, including chilled, hot, and frozen main courses, freshly prepared salads and sandwiches, hearty soups, supper packs, and delicious desserts.

Research conducted for the 2023 Meals on Wheels Social Impact Report highlighted mutually beneficial improvements in well-being for both clients and volunteers.

Notable improvements reported by clients:

Feeling part of the community

Having a sense of purpose

Having things to hope for

Healthy & delicious meals

The Village Chef by Meals on Wheels delivers a large range of delicious and nutritious meals that are nutritionally balanced to meet the Nutritional Guidelines for Older Australians.

Our Food

Friendly volunteers

Our great team of friendly volunteers can deliver meals to most suburbs between 11am and 1pm, Monday to Friday.

Volunteer

Who is the service for?

Who is the service for?

Our service is designed to support people who find it difficult to shop and prepare meals for themselves

Our meals are available at a subsidised rate through the Australian Government’s Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)*. Clients with Home Care Packages (HCP) or participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) with approved meal support can also arrange access to subsidised pricing.

*Eligibility is determined by My Aged Care who will provide an assessment and referral for meal services.

The Village Chef by Meals on Wheels is also accessible at an affordable price to clients ineligible for government subsidies. Contact us to enquire.

We can help you or a loved one who:

  • Needs stress-free TLC and nourishment
  • Has a disability that interferes with everyday tasks
  • Is injured, unwell, or recovering from illness or surgery
  • Is experiencing low appetite or often forgets to prepare or eat meals
  • Is no longer loving the usual meals on rotation and seeks a cheap way to add cuisine variety
  • Finds cooking challenging and no longer enjoys making meals
  • No longer finds shopping for food an easy task
  • Needs more community connection, reassurance, and the light and happiness that regular volunteer visits can bring
  • Requires respite while ensuring the delivery of nutritious, tasty meals
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About the Aged Care Standards

Organisations like The Village Chef by Meals on Wheels, which provide Commonwealth subsidised aged care services, must meet the Australian Government’s Aged Care Quality Standards (Quality Standards).

These standards outline what we need to do to provide a quality service to our clients.

The eight Quality Standards help us to support our clients and focus on the following areas:

  1. Respecting clients’ dignity and choice
  2. Ongoing assessment and planning
  3. Personal care and clinical care
  4. Each client’s overall wellbeing
  5. How we provide our meal service
  6. Communicating and responding to feedback
  7. Selecting and training the right workers
  8. Effective management and policies

The Quality Standards also help us to continue to improve our meal service to clients.