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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Below outlines the benefits to Family Members, Package Providers and NDIA/NDIS clients:

​Benefits to Family Members:
Family members have peace of mind knowing that their loved one:
  • Receives regular meals
  • Has a trusted visitor to their home (daily/twice a week/weekly)
  • Has the opportunity to join in social lunches, cooking classes or day trips (varies from Service to Service)
  • Wellness checks that happen on every visit, as we stop to say hello and report back on any change in behaviour
Benefits to Package Providers:
  • Access a well-known and trusted brand in the community
  • Tap into a vast range of nutritious meals at minimal costs
  • Tailored meals (purée, gluten free, diabetic friendly etc)
  • 'More than just a meal' to support your clients care plan
  • A-rated Food Safety standards and procedures (NSW Food Authority)
  • Expert nutritional guidance (Eating Well Brochure)
  • Donated goods delivered as extras (such as wine, toilet paper and Glen 20 during key periods of the year and in selected areas)
  • Reduces impact on package provider service staff
  • Clients also receive regular contact from Meals on Wheels staff and volunteers
  • Another level of support for Package Provider staff and clients
  • Have an advocate for your Services in the local community
  • Package providers will be able to provide more Services to their clients with the same package dollars, therefore making them the provider of choice
Benefits to NDIA clients:
  • Access a well-known and trusted brand in the community
  • Tap into a vast range of nutritious meals at minimal costs
  • Tailored meals (purée, gluten free, diabetic friendly etc)
  • 'More than just a meal' to support your clients care plan
  • A-rated Food Safety standards and procedures (NSW Food Authority)
  • Nutritional meals
  • Donated goods delivered as extras (such as wine, toilet paper and Glen 20 during key periods of the year and in selected areas)
  • Cooking classes may be available in your area
  • Bulk meals may be available in your area (meals for 2 or more)

Your dollars will go further (costing example highlighted below - cost will vary Service to Service).  Check with your local Service to get a quote and to discuss the service agreement in person.  Your Service can be located via our Find Us map.
  • Meals on Wheels services will invoice: 7 x $7.50 = $52.50 per week or meal preparation and delivery
  • Clients will pay 7 x $6.50 = $45.50 per week for meal ingredients
  • Compared to paying for a support worker to buy supplies and cook a meal at $8 for food at $40 per hour: 7 x $48 = $336 per week.

The client having a greater choice of meals plus an extra $238 per week in their budget makes partnering with Meals on Wheels services a great choice for clients.