Since September 2021, the agglomeration community of Sicoval south of Toulouse has delivered meals to the homes of its elders by post. It’s new. The intercommunality of the Coteaux de la Vallée de l’Hers has changed service provider and has chosen the Yellow and Blue banner. 200 seniors beneficial.
“It’s very convenient”
Lucie was until now a letter carrier, she now drives a refrigerated van and affirms to appreciate this new function: “it’s a change of activity, we keep the heart of the business which is delivery and it’s fun to do something other than mail, I like it a lot“.
Lucie delivers between 30 and 50 meals per day which are then billed by the agglomeration community. Her clients, she calls them “the guests”. The amount of the benefit varies according to the income of the elderly person. It costs between € 2.69 and € 10.48 per meal.
In Montgiscard Lucie has several houses to deliver, including that of Irène who finds this service “very convenient“car her”doesn’t see many people anymore“.
The letter carrier, who has become a home meal deliverer, also explains “social monitoring”. She gives an example of a mishap that happened this week to one of her guests: _ “_a lady slipped off her sofa when I arrived she was in trouble, I called her son, if he had had to call the SMAU I would have done it. We do social monitoring as best we can. “
Lucie all smiles, explains feeling useful: “a simple hello, just that, it creates a bond and it can change the day“.