London Independent Living Service (LILS)
London Independent Living Service (LILS) is a new meals on wheels initiative that has been launched to help tackle food poverty and malnutrition in London.
LILS is an extension of Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS), an award-winning, charitable, not-for-profit social enterprise helping people to stay independent, healthy, and happy in their homes. HILS also helps alleviate long term unemployment by providing opportunities to people facing barriers to work.
LILS is currently providing meal services in the boroughs of Camden and Haringey. The core service offered is the delivery of hot, nutritious lunches and desserts and complimentary welfare checks for the disabled, elderly, and vulnerable.
If you are interested in receiving meals, or referring someone else to receive meals, please find more information in the following links:
Food for groups: Delivered hot to any location in the London Boroughs of Camden and Haringey
We can provide hot, nutritious multi-portion food to lunchclubs and groups, any day of the week to help older people get together. We can also provide chef cover and emergency food delivery for groups.
You can have a look at our example lunchclub menu here:
Nutrition and Wellbeing Service
Nutrition and Wellbeing Checks
LILS has recently launched a Nutrition and Wellbeing Service which aims to tackle malnutrition in Haringey by carrying out Nutrition and Wellbeing checks and offering training and group education sessions. The service is managed and delivered by a Registered Dietitian.
Nutrition and Wellbeing checks are available free of charge to all of our Haringey meals on wheels clients, as well as any Haringey resident.
A member of the Nutrition and Wellbeing team will visit the client in their own home to carry out the Nutrition and Wellbeing check. Individualised advice will be given and information will be provided about other services that might be useful. Ongoing support will be available as needed.
To organise a visit for a loved, please fill out the above referral form and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Training and Group Education Sessions
We are also offering nutrition training and group education sessions to professionals, carers or groups of older or vulnerable people. We can provide ‘bitesize’ 30 minute training sessions on topics such as: “Good Nutrition for Older People”, “Identifying Malnutrition”, “Managing Malnutrition” and “Nutrition and Dementia”. We can also offer longer training sessions.
To request training for your group, please fill our the above form, and email it to: email@example.com
Want to find out more about what we are up to?
If you are interested in working for LILS we have some exciting vacancies!
We need caring people, who are interested in helping their local community to become Community Team Members. Our Community Team Members are responsible for delivering meals on wheels to vulnerable, disabled and elderly clients across London. If you are interested, please find more information by clicking here.
Through enabling more elderly people to live happily and healthily out of care, giving disadvantaged people the opportunity to work, and fostering a sense of community amongst those easily isolated in London; we aim to grow from a Camden and Haringey meals on wheels service, to a vehicle of social transformation for London.
If you have any questions about LILS and the services we provide, you can contact us on any of the following:
03333 444 806
LILS Meals on Wheels Team
220 Arlington Road