If you are unable to shop, cook or heat a frozen meal, district and borough councils in some 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 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.
To receive meals at home you will usually require a referral from a GP, social services, district nurse, health visitor or hospital discharge co-ordinator. Some boroughs accept self-referrals. Please contact your local social team or, if enquiring for the first time, either telephone your local council and ask for the community meals officer, or follow the links to district and borough council websites provided below.
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.
Please note there is no Meals on Wheels delivery service for residents of Mole Valley District Council and Reigate and Banstead Borough Council. If you require help to heat up a ready made meal you have purchased yourself you should contact Surrey County Council's adult social care helpline directly on 0300 200 1005.