Help with meals
Sometimes people are not able to cook for themselves, because of illness or frailty, and this can make it difficult for them to continue living independently in their own homes.
It is possible to buy a week (or a fortnight)'s supply of nutritionally balanced frozen meals, delivered to your home, which you can then reheat in a microwave or conventional oven. Oakhouse foods and Wiltshire Farm Foods offer this service in the area.
You can order your groceries on-line and have them delivered to your door. Once you have set up your first shop it is very easy to re-order and plan your deliveries. Supermarkets charge anything between £2 - £6 for delivering groceries, and are sometimes free for large orders. Your local convenience store might also be able to help with shopping – it’s always worth checking.
If you are unable to prepare a meal for yourself safely you may be eligible for the Community Meals Service, which is better known as ‘meals on wheels’. This service delivers a nutritionally-balanced, hot 2 course meal to your home - a main meal and dessert. We can also arrange for you to have frozen meals delivered.
This will give you the flexibility of being able to have the meal when you want it. To receive community meals you will need to contact Delta Wellbeing on 0300 333 2222 and we will carry out an assessment of your needs to see if you qualify for meals from us and how many you will need. If you are eligible to receive the Community Meals Service there is a fixed cost of £4.00 per meal.
Page updated on: 20/08/2018
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