To ensure that a high quality, consistent service was available across the whole county, in 2007 Hertfordshire County Council supported the establishment of Hertfordshire Community Meals as an independent, not-for-profit, organisation to deliver meals on wheels across the county.
The service began in 2007 with two vehicles and a team of volunteers, delivering meals in North Hertfordshire. Between 2007 and 2013 the remaining nine districts transferred their clients to HCM. The service began with one site in Letchworth and by 2013 four sites were established across the county in Hemel Hempstead, Letchworth, St Albans, and Ware. We still operate out of these four sites.
In April 2015, Hertfordshire Community Meals began operating as Hertfordshire Independent Living Service, a new name, reflecting that we do far more than deliver meals. We now provide a wide range of services, and we have plans to continue to develop more in the coming years!