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News/Media

National Meals on Wheels week - Four and a half million meals and counting!

National Meals on Wheels week - Four and a half million meals and counting!

Nothing is off the menu for the life changing local meals on wheels charity delivering 1,400 dinners per day! Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS) i...

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Vote for HILS to Bag a Share of Tesco's Bag Fund!

Vote for HILS to Bag a Share of Tesco's Bag Fund!

Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS) is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. HILS’ campaign, ‘Food First! End...

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Hertfordshire Scouts ‘Seasonal’ Calendar Competition!

Hertfordshire Scouts ‘Seasonal’ Calendar Competition!

Every Christmas, we deliver gifts of calendars to our thousands of meals on wheels clients to help spread some festive cheer and remind them that they are cared...

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Malnutrition Screening Locations: 1 - 5 October 2018

Malnutrition Screening Locations: 1 - 5 October 2018

Discover the screening locations across Hertfordshire where members of the public, older people, family, friends, and carers, can get screened for malnutrition ...

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Malnutrition, and how HILS helped: Case Study

Malnutrition, and how HILS helped: Case Study

Mrs Bunn, aged 89, lives at home, and has cared for her disabled daughter Mary for 63 years. On joining our service, Mrs Bunn was at high risk of malnutrition, ...

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One in ten older people may be at risk of malnutrition

One in ten older people may be at risk of malnutrition

Hertfordshire is leading the way in the battle against malnutrition in the first ever national Malnutrition Awareness Week, which will take place from 1st to 7t...

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Good Nutrition Community Day!

Good Nutrition Community Day!

Would you like to find out more about how to stay healthy and well nourished as you age? We’re hosting a FREE event for older people, carers, and family member...

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Independent Living: Edition 3

Independent Living: Edition 3

We are delighted to welcome you to the third edition of ‘Independent Living’, our magazine for the thousands of people who we meet and support across Hertfordsh...

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Hidden Hydration

Hidden Hydration

Our nutritionist Annabelle shares her top tips on staying hydrated this summer! As we get older our sense of thirst can reduce, but healthy older adults still ...

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Residents urged to look out for loved ones as the NHS issues a heatwave alert

Residents urged to look out for loved ones as the NHS issues a heatwave alert

Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS), which supports older and vulnerable members of the community to live safely and independently at home, is actin...

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A Day in the life of a Community Nutrition and Wellbeing visitor

A Day in the life of a Community Nutrition and Wellbeing visitor

The UK’s largest charitable meals on wheels provider is also the only one to have a full-time nutrition and wellbeing service, offering intensive nutrition supp...

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Over 2,000 elderly residents receive free cream tea in countywide teddy bears’ picnic

Over 2,000 elderly residents receive free cream tea in countywide teddy bears’ picnic

Older and vulnerable residents who receive meals on wheels to support their independence are being given a free cream tea and teddy bear to celebrate Nutrition ...

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Local dignitaries deliver meals on wheels

Local dignitaries deliver meals on wheels

Dignitaries, councillors, and MPs have spent the last week delivering meals on wheels across Hertfordshire, to help raise awareness for National Meals on Wheels...

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Meals on Wheels Week 2017 – a chance to celebrate our work in the community

Meals on Wheels Week 2017 – a chance to celebrate our work in the community

National Meals on Wheels Week is an annual event organised by the National Association of Care Caterers designed to raise awareness about the vital service prov...

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New funding of £400K to run a Hertfordshire Active Ageing scheme

New funding of £400K to run a Hertfordshire Active Ageing scheme

Hertfordshire has received £400,000 National Lottery funding from Sport England to help older adults get active and remain independent. The Active Ageing fun...

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A HILS-SBT partnership milestone: over one million interventions since joining forces in 2015

A HILS-SBT partnership milestone: over one million interventions since joining forces in 2015

Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS) is celebrating the milestone of over one million caring interventions delivered to vulnerable, elderly, and disa...

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HILS success story featured in HLP ‘Unlocking the value of VCSE’ commissioner guide

HILS success story featured in HLP ‘Unlocking the value of VCSE’ commissioner guide

HILS has been featured as an example of a successful public sector spin off in a new publication by the Healthy London Partnership (HLP), which launched on Sept...

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HILS Celebrates 10 Years of Hot Meals…and more!

HILS Celebrates 10 Years of Hot Meals…and more!

Ten years delivering meals on wheels and more to Herts residents! A milestone in meals delivery is fast approaching, as Hertfordshire Independent Living Servic...

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Independent Living: Edition 2

Independent Living: Edition 2

We are delighted to welcome you to the second edition of ‘Independent Living’, our magazine for the thousands of people who we meet and support across Hertfords...

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We achieve ‘Champion’ status with safe driving fleet focus

We achieve ‘Champion’ status with safe driving fleet focus

At HILS, we operate a 68-strong car fleet to provide our meals on wheels and caring support for thousands of elderly, frail or disabled people in Hertfordshire....

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About HILS: As told by Margaret

About HILS: As told by Margaret

As a prize for winning the Resilience Award at the Natwest SE100 Awards, creative agency Matter&Co created this video for us about our services and how we help ...

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Our oldest client celebrates 104th birthday

Our oldest client celebrates 104th birthday

Our oldest client, Hilda, turns 104 today! Hilda has been having our meals on wheels since 2011, and uses our hot meals service every day. “I enjoy my food ...

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Award win at the NatWest SE100 Awards

Award win at the NatWest SE100 Awards

We have been recognised as a leading social business, winning the Resilience Award at the national NatWest SE100 Awards Ceremony. The Resilience Award is for...

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We deliver 3.5 million meals

We deliver 3.5 million meals

To crown 2016, we hit the mark of 3.5 million meals delivered since HILS started as Hertfordshire Community Meals in 2007! The figure shows just how rapidly ...

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We provide good food, good company and good tidings on Christmas Day

We provide good food, good company and good tidings on Christmas Day

We will be delivering over 700 hot meals and desserts to elderly and vulnerable clients on Christmas Day this year. This statistic shows just how vital our 3...

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We visit 10 Downing Street to mark Small Business Saturday

We visit 10 Downing Street to mark Small Business Saturday

We were one of 100 small businesses from around the country invited to Downing Street on Thursday for a reception to mark the UK’s fourth annual Small Busines...

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Our Nutrition Team win ‘Most Innovative’ Award

Our Nutrition Team win ‘Most Innovative’ Award

Our dedicated Nutrition and Wellbeing team were rewarded for reaching the highest of standards and achieving excellence at the Hertfordshire Care Awards. Her...

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'If At First You Don't Succeed' Award

'If At First You Don't Succeed' Award

We won at the National London Business School Real Innovation Awards 2016, with the ‘If At First You Don’t Succeed’ Award. (Image shows Chief Executive of HI...

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We celebrate National Meals on Wheels Week

We celebrate National Meals on Wheels Week

“Not only do I enjoy the food, but I know that someone’s keeping an eye on me”. These are the words of 83-year-old Margaret about the meals on wheels she rece...

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HILS named in the UK’s top ‘Small Biz 100’ for 2016

HILS named in the UK’s top ‘Small Biz 100’ for 2016

Hertfordshire based social enterprise HILS celebrate being selected as one of Small Business Saturday’s top 100 small businesses in the UK. Reinvesting all pro...

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Hertfordshire Independent Living Service wins national award

Hertfordshire Independent Living Service wins national award

Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS) was presented with the Meals on Wheels Award at the 2016 National Association of Care Catering Awards gala din...

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Launch of our first magazine - 'Independent Living'

Launch of our first magazine - 'Independent Living'

We are delighted to welcome you to the very first edition of ‘Independent Living’, our new magazine for the thousands of people who we meet and support across H...

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Win a week's worth of meals to celebrate our new website

Win a week's worth of meals to celebrate our new website

Win a week’s worth of free meals this month courtesy of Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS), the meals on wheels service with a difference. We ha...

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