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Meals on wheels

If you are unable to shop, cook or heat a frozen meal, district and borough councils in most areas of Surrey deliver hot or frozen ready made meals to your door. This can be on a permanent basis or for a short period of time. The aim of the service is to encourage people to remain independent, continue to live in their own home and to assist carer's in their caring role. It also ensures that people are being encouraged to eat nutritious meals and are prompted to drink as well as having someone check that they are well. Some districts and boroughs also deliver a teatime snack for the evening at the same time as the hot meal is delivered at lunchtime.

How do I qualify for meals on wheels?

To receive meals at home you, your friends or family or staff working in Health or Social Care are able to refer you directly to the district or borough council. You are able to do this by contacting your local council and ask for the community meals officer or follow the links to district and borough council websites provided below.

How much do they cost?

There is a charge for meals (lunch and teatime snack). You will need to contact your local district or borough council for details of their prices. Choices of meals are available and options for various dietary and cultural requirements are catered for.

Community meals services

Please note there is a partial Meals on Wheels delivery service for residents of Mole Valley District Council and Reigate and Banstead Borough Council. If you are interested in receiving meals in this area please contact Elmbridge Borough Council on 01372 474552. If you need assistance to heat up meals you have purchased yourself you should contact Surrey County Council's adult social care helpline directly on 0300 200 1005.

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  • Updated: 17 Oct 2013
  • Norah Lewis
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