Whilst the Fair Close Centre has closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Centre is continuing with its Meals on Wheels service which is currently providing nutritious hot meals for 100 people a day with plans to increase that number as demand increases. The freshly cooked meals are delivered by the Centre’s volunteers who have all been subject to a DBS check and the meals are all being prepared in line with the Centre’s high food safety and hygiene practices. 

The Fair Close Centre staff have also launched a telephone befriending service in order to stay in contact with its members to ensure that no-one is left feeling isolated or is concerned about self-isolating or the impact of the coronavirus. 

Chief Executive, James Wilcox said, “Although the Centre is closed, we are committed to continuing to serve our members who are amongst the most vulnerable in our community with the threat of coronavirus. We have been working very hard to ramp up the scale of our Meals on Wheels service and are extremely grateful for the support of local IT firm, Stream Networks who have donated six brand new laptops to help the Fair Close staff to deliver and upscale the service. This is a huge team effort and I would like to thank everyone involved for their willingness to step up to meet this challenge.” 

If you or someone you know would benefit from the Meals on Wheels or the telephone befriending service, please call the Fair Close Centre on 01635 40488.