Meals on Wheels

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:

  • Dementia
  • 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

Even if you are not eligible to receive Meals on Wheels, apetito may be able to provide you with meals. They can take private clients but there would be a higher cost involved. Contact apetito for more information using the details below.

Meal options

The meals are provided by our partner company Apetito apetito.

You can choose two courses from a menu of starters, mains and puddings. A third course can be purchased for an additional £1.

Afternoon teas can be 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.

Delivery times

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:

  • £5.67
  • daily for the two course meal
  • £3.25
  • daily for afternoon tea
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.

This service is for residents who live in the Hampshire County Council area only. It does not include those areas covered by Portsmouth City Council and Southampton City Council.

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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:

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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