Meal deliveries reach 1000th milestone

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COMMUNITY Based Support (CBS), which cares for more than 4,500 aged care and disability clients state-wide, recently pivoted its services to include meal deliveries and has delivered its 1000th meal.

Last month, CBS delivered the meal to Gail Hay in Claremont.

CBS chief executive officer Allyson Warrington said COVID-19 had understandably forced the temporary closure of its nine Social Hubs.

“Our Social Hubs usually provide a place for many of our clients to come on a daily basis, for a nutritious meal, but more importantly to relieve their ongoing social isolation,” Ms Warrington said.

“At Community Based Support, we care for some of the most vulnerable in the Tasmanian community.

“What we have been doing is providing meals for not only our Hub clients, but others who need the service.

“To reach this milestone, the 1000th delivery of a meal to our client was extremely exciting.

“Most importantly, we are delivering greater social connection for many people who are living in isolation, with our staff spending time, sometimes up to a couple of hours, with each client when they deliver the meal.”

Ms Warrington said that as Tasmania emerged from the pandemic crisis, CBS would continue with its meal delivery service.

“Finding a solution for clients is the CBS way,” she said.

“If clients can’t come to us, we will go to them – practicing good hand hygiene and safe, social distancing rules.”

Ms Warrington said CBS staff were still providing all in-home services under strict Tasmanian Department of Health guidelines.

“We have also re-started our gardening and spring cleaning services, which our clients rely on,” she said.

“We are also providing these services under the strictest health guidelines.”

Community Based Support’s Tim Clarke delivers the 1000th meal to Gail Hay of Claremont.

Caption: Community Based Support’s Tim Clarke delivers the 1000th meal to Gail Hay of Claremont.

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