Changes to catering services provided at Cedar Court, Oak Tree House and The Maples

Closed 7 Jan 2018

Opened 16 Oct 2017


We are currently reviewing the catering service which was originally set up to provide hot meals at lunchtime to tenants and local residents at Cedar Court and Oak Tree House extra care housing services. The caterer also delivers hot meals to day service users of The Maples (based at Rivermead) and provides meals for an onsite weekly lunch club.

The expiry of the current catering contract offers us an opportunity to look again at how we provide meals and how we can combine meals with new opportunities for social interaction. Using your consultation feedback, we want to design a service which is tailored to people’s individual needs and one which is sustainable in the future.

Why We Are Consulting

It has been identified that:

  • These restaurant facilities are not well supported every day
  • Those who do use the facilities are often buying snacks in preference to a hot meal
  • Some Maples Day Service users already choose to bring their own packed lunch, especially now that new fees policy means many pay the full cost and will be paying VAT.

Therefore we are looking at a range of options for residents and service users.

Please contact us:

  • If you have any queries
  • You require additional support
  • You would prefer a copy of the consultation in a different language or format

Contracts and Commissioning, Level 2, Civic Centre, Reading RG1 2LU

If you are responding as a user of the Maples Day Service, please go to Section 1

If you are responding as a resident at one of the Extra Care facilities (Oak Tree House; Cedar Court), please go to Section 2

If you are responding as a carer, a service provider or in any other capacity, please go to Section 3

To find the section you need, click on Give your views and scroll down to the bottom of the page and press 'Continue' until you reach the section you need.

What Happens Next

We will use the comments we receive to inform the recommendations for the Adult, Children and Eduation Committee in January 2018. 



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