Volunteers deliver meals to Sidmouth residents who need them most

A lunch cooked at Twyford House, ready for delivery Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services

A lunch cooked at Twyford House, ready for delivery Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services - Credit: Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services

Volunteers have been working hard to bring meals on wheels to Sidmouth residents that need it the most.

Mr Leslie Arcanley collects his lunch Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services

Mr Leslie Arcanley collects his lunch Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services - Credit: Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services

Sidmouth Voluntary Services (SVS) would normally pick up residents each day and take them to Twyford House where lunches are served and they are returned safely home.

Under current lockdown measures and social distancing requirements, this is no longer possible.

Instead, the kitchen has been pre-cooking meals, before volunteers deliver the food to people’s homes by the minibuses.

The kitchen at Twyford House was forced to temporarily close after a team member developed Covid-19 symptoms, and had to self-isolate, but deliveries will now resume on April 14.

Heading off in the minibus with pre-cooked lunches Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services

Heading off in the minibus with pre-cooked lunches Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services - Credit: Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services


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SVS volunteers are also offering phone buddying, calling vulnerable elderly residents who would like someone to speak to or may have specific needs.

Call 01395 512221/515063 for more information.

Heading off in the minibus with pre-cooked lunches Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services

Heading off in the minibus with pre-cooked lunches Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services - Credit: Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services

Meals are prepared in the kitchen at Twyford House Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services

Meals are prepared in the kitchen at Twyford House Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services - Credit: Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services

Heading off in the minibus with pre-cooked lunches Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services

Heading off in the minibus with pre-cooked lunches Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services - Credit: Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services

Heading off in the minibus with pre-cooked lunches Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services

Heading off in the minibus with pre-cooked lunches Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services - Credit: Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services

Heading off in the minibus with pre-cooked lunches Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services

Heading off in the minibus with pre-cooked lunches Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services - Credit: Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services

Delivery ready to go from Twyford House Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services

Delivery ready to go from Twyford House Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services - Credit: Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services

Meals are prepared in the kitchen at Twyford House Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services

Meals are prepared in the kitchen at Twyford House Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services - Credit: Picture: Sidmouth Voluntary Services

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