ABSTRACT

Committee, and the Women's Voluntary Services. Under the National Health Service Scheme the local authority continues to have the power to provide this service, but it is not compulsory. Home Nursing, at present nobly performed by District Nursing Associations as far as personnel permits. British Red Cross personnel in some places are helping through the local Nursing Associations. This will be provided as a duty by the local authority probably through extending the existing services. Meals Services. Apart from British Restaurants where special facilities are sometimes given to old people provided that voluntary help is available, e.g., Woolwich Old People's Welfare Committee and Weybridge British Red Cross Society, meals services are provided by voluntary bodies, e.g., B.R.C.S. and W.V.S. "Meals on Wheels" service and Mobile Canteens organised in some places through Old People's Welfare Committees.