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Securing Food Assistance in Newcastle

One of the most important aspects of home life is food. Our lives revolve around it, we celebrate family occasions with it, we show love with it. Food is central to everything we do. But, as we get older, we will start to need a little extra help around when it comes to meals.

You might not be as dexterous as you used to be, and so you may not be able to prepare food as well, or you may not be as mobile as you used to be, so you cannot easily do the food shopping like you used to. Adding to this, you may not have anybody that can help you.

If you are a person with a disability, you might benefit from engaging an organisation like ConnectAbility Australia to enroll you in a course which will further develop life skills to increase your independent living, or you might just want a little helping hand in the day-to-day grind of buying, preparing and cooking food.

Alternatively, you might be caring for a loved one or a loved one who has a disability and could use a little extra help around meal times.

If any of these are true for you, or you don’t have a family member or friend to help you, then you could benefit from having a support person come in from an organisation and give you that helping hand that would make so much difference to your daily happiness. Here are the main options available to you:

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Meal preparation services

There are a lot of providers that can offer meal preparation services, such as Baptist Care, Southern Cross Care, or Life Without Barriers, Oz Harvest and so on, but ConnectAbility Australia has over 28 years’ experience helping those with needs, whether it be a physical or mental disability, an elderly person, or the families and friends of those in need to achieve personal goals and increase quality of life. ConnectAbility is a Not-For-Profit NDIS provider who believes every person is entitled to the best life possible.

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Nutritional food delivery services

Companies such as Lite n’ Easy, Hello Fresh, Marley Spoon and many more, offer highly nutritious and calorie-controlled food kits that you can prepare for yourself, if you are a person who enjoys cooking but cannot get to the shops. Usually comparatively expensive, these are premium services but well worth it, whether you are on a diet, enjoy the convenience or just want some  extra gourmet variety in your food choices.

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Domestic Assistance

In addition to the above services, ConnectAbility Australia offers a Domestic Assistance Service which includes (but is not limited to):

• Household cleaning

• Washing and ironing clothes

• Helping with shopping

• Changing bed linen

• Paying bills

• Preparation of meals.

A team member can visit your home regularly or occasionally, depending on your personal wants and needs. The aim is not to replace those tasks that you can do yourself, but to work together to ease the burden in any way possible.

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Shopping assistance

Similar to domestic assistance, but instead of just helping you at home, you can have somebody be at the shops too. ConnectAbility Australia offers a Shopping Assistance Service that can be there for you if the physical demands of food shopping become too difficult. They will work with your shopping list to bring you everything you need, with a stringent money handling policy to offer peace of mind, to boot.

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Home delivered meals providers

If meal preparation is not something you wish to do at all, or you are not comfortable with a support person doing the preparation or shopping for you, Meals on Wheels and Tender Loving Cuisine may be an answer.

Providing nutritious, wellness checks and companionship, Meals on Wheels can work with you as an NDIS provider to ensure that all your gastronomic needs are met. Tender Loving Cuisine cater to many sectors of the community but offers a Senior’s discount and are happy to unpack meals for you.

For more information about ways in which they can help you, contact ConnectAbility Australia to discuss your situation and what level of help you require. If you prefer, a friend, family member or GP can contact them on your behalf.

ConnectAbility Australia

Phone: 02 4962 1000

Email: contact@connectabilityaus.org.au

Address: 26 Warabrook Blvd, Warabrook, 2304

OR

4 Karalta Lane, Erina, 2250

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