Who can get meals on wheels
If you live in the Hampshire County Council area, you can choose to receive Meals on Wheels through a service organised by the Council if you have certain needs.
You must be aged 55 or more, or be 18 to 54 years old and have at least one of the following:
- A learning disability
- A physical disability
- A mental health issue
- A history of substance abuse
You must also meet at least one of the following:
- You struggle to cook for yourself
- You have just come out of hospital
- You have a carer or relative who needs a break from cooking
- You are feeling unwell, either physically or mentally
- You have difficulty shopping for food
Meals on Wheels - eligibility update
During the current COVID 19 outbreak, those who are under 55 years AND classed as highly vulnerable to COVID 19 AND unable to leave the house AND unable to reheat a pre-prepared meal can also receive this service.
The meals are provided by our partner company apetito.
You can choose your main course and pudding from a menu of four options.
Afternoon teas are delivered at the same time as the lunch time meal and offer a choice of savoury pastry, sandwich and cake as well as a portion of fruit.
Deliveries are made 365 days a year, between 11.15am and 2.15pm each day.
You must pay for the meals by Direct Debit. The meal prices are:
Special needs and services
The driver will be able to cut up the meals, provide a drink, and encourage eating when required. They will also know what to do when they notice a cause for concern.
Hot lunches can be delivered directly to your lunch club at no extra cost. For more information contact apetito directly.
The service can provide special dietary and faith need meals. All meals meet the National Association of Care Catering guidelines and are nutritionally balanced.
Request meals on wheels
Complete the Meals on Wheels request form to send your details to apetito, our partner Meals on Wheels provider. They will call you directly within 2 days to discuss your requirements for providing a hot main meal and pudding to your door.
Making a change to your current use
If you have an enquiry about the service or need to make a change to the service you receive please contact apetito directly:
- email email@example.com
- phone 01962 779 338 (out of office hours answer machine)
Any meal cancelation has to be received by 10am on the morning of the delivery day, otherwise you will be charged for that day's meal.
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