Older residents covered for meals

Over 300 customers catered for as subsidy ends

Health bosses insist the 'vast majority' of Meals on Wheels clients have found an alternative source of catering.

Government's contract with suppliers Age Concern runs out tomorrow.

Almost 300 regular users of the service - many of whom are aged 80 or over - will be affected.

Social care workers have spent the last three months trying to contact them, and say all but six individuals have now been spoken to.

Jim Riley is from the DHSC's adult services division:

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