Changes to catering services provided at Cedar Court, Oak Tree House and The Maples [Closes 7 Jan 2018]

Posted 16/10/2017

Reading Borough Council (RBC) are currently reviewing the catering service which was originally set up to provide hot meals at lunchtime to tenants and local residents at Cedar Court and Oak Tree House extra care housing services. The caterer also delivers hot meals to day service users of The Maples (based at Rivermead) and provides meals for an onsite weekly lunch club.

The expiry of the current catering contract offers RBC an opportunity to look again at how meals are provided and how meals can be combined with new opportunities for social interaction. Using consultation feedback, the council want to design a service which is tailored to people’s individual needs and one which is sustainable in the future.

Why Are Reading Borough Council Consulting

It has been identified that:

  • The restaurant facilities are not well supported every day
  • Those who do use the facilities are often buying snacks in preference to a hot meal
  • Some Maples Day Service users already choose to bring their own packed lunch, especially now that new fees policy means many pay the full cost and will be paying VAT.

Therefore the council are looking at a range of options for residents and service users.

The consultation opened on 16 October 2017, and closes 7 January 2018

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