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Meals at home

If you are finding it difficult to prepare your own meals you may want to consider arranging to have hot meals delivered to your home. Newcastle City Council is one of many organisations who provide a ‘Meals at home’ service.


What is the ‘Meals at home’ service?

The Newcastle City Council ‘Meals at home’ service provides hot healthy meals delivered to your door. All meals take into account cultural and dietary needs.

You can receive meals on a long term, short term or emergency basis every day all year round. All the meals are cooked from fresh ingredients on the day you get them and they can cater for specific diets including:

  • vegetarian
  • gluten free
  • soft and pureed
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • reduced sugar

All the meals are produced to the Caroline Walker National Guidelines so that they are nutritionally balanced.

Drivers are trained in awareness of age related illnesses and the importance of nutrition and they also receive a DBS check. They will arrange to contact a family member or friend or the doctor if they are concerned for your wellbeing.

The service can also provide meals to residential accommodation, lunch clubs and day centres.


How can I get Meals at Home?

Anyone can ask for Meals at Home whether you receive other care and support services from Newcastle City Council or not.

Contact Newcastle City Council ‘Meals at home’ service for more information on meal choices and how to buy the meals.


Other organisations that provide meals at home

  • CareHub offer a local service to older people who need extra help around the home with a Meals at Home Service.
  • Oakhouse Foods offer over 300 frozen meals which can be ordered on a flexible basis. You can order by telephone or online. Contact them for a free brochure.
  • Wiltshire Farm Foods have over 300 dishes, which you can order on a flexible basis. They can cater for many different dietary requirements. Meals arrive frozen, in sturdy plastic trays, ready to put in the freezer.
  • Meals with Care – RVS offer a wide range of menu choices, covering cultural as well as dietary needs. Meals are delivered frozen, and all of the menus are designed to provide a good, balanced diet.

Food delivery and online shopping

Other ways to get food delivered at home are:

Order your food shopping online and choose a range of fresh or frozen meals from one of the many supermarkets that offer home delivery.

Help with shopping or assisted shopping services are available locally. They can collect you from home and take you to the local supermarket.


Shopmobility

Newcastle Shopmobility provides battery-powered scooters and wheelchairs for people with mobility issues.  This gives you freedom and independence to travel around the city centre; to shop or to use the range of attractions that are available in Newcastle, including Eldon Square, Eldon Gardens, part of Northumberland Street  and the Grainger Market. To use the service you need to register as a member.

Last updated: May 24, 2019

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