Wandsworth council has proposed removing the choice of hot meals from its meals and wheels service. In response to this Sadiq has said:
“It is outrageous that the council is proposing to get rid of its hot meal service. Many elderly and housebound people rely on the council to provide them with a hot meal.
“However, it’s a waste of time giving people money to buy fresh food or readymade meals from their supermarket if they are housebound! Many older people don't live near a supermarket that stocks fresh food and aren't able to cook for themselves. Wandsworth Council, like this government is hopelessly out of touch If people still want a hot meal delivering to their door, then they should still be able to choose that too!
“Meals on wheels is a British institution, the council’s proposals will change what this service is all about”