Cambridgeshire Meal Delivery Services, or ‘Meals on Wheels’ can not only provide your elderly relative with hot, home-cooked, nutritious meals to see them through the week, but can also act as a daily check-up service to make sure of their wellbeing.
A meal delivery service can take the hassle out of shopping and cooking, but doesn’t have to be used for every day of the week – it might just relieve the stress of cooking a couple days a week. In Cambridgeshire there are three main organisations that service the county. On this page we will take you through these options and explain how you can get your elderly family member set up on a meal delivery service.
Another option for getting your elderly relatives regular hot meals is to help them to attend an Elderly Day Care Centre in Cambridgeshire.
CAMMS Meals on Wheels, Cambridgeshire-wide
CAMMS Meals on Wheels is the main provider of hot lunch-time meals throughout Cambridgeshire, providing meals in Cambridge, St Neots, St Ives, Ely and all of their surrounding villages. They deliver as far north as Littleport and west out to Huntingdon. They are also always willing to expand their delivery routes if there is enough demand – so don’t hesitate to ring and enquire.
Their prices and menu options can be viewed here. There are four choices for both main course and dessert, which they’ll aim to deliver to you between 11:00am and 2:00pm. The menu can be delivered and collected after being filled in by a driver, to make for a more elderly-friendly service.
Their trained drivers get to know the elderly people they deliver to and are often the first to notice any changes in wellbeing, and work quickly to address these by getting in contact with you.
To get set up you can call 01223 314 288 or go online and use their registration form.
Helping Hands are a family-owned live-in care provider that have been looking after the elderly for over 3 decades.
Their Cambridgeshire live-in carers can enable your relative to continue living at home independently, with all of the support they need. This includes providing them with freshly-cooked meals.
Sponsored by Helping Hands
Wiltshire Farm Foods, Cambridgeshire-wide
Wiltshire Farm Foods is a nation-wide meal delivery service, providing meals for the whole week to their customers. Depending on where your relative lives in Cambridgeshire, they will either be served from the Peterborough or Dunmow Office.
Peterborough Office Contact
Dunmow Office Contact
You can find your delivery area on their website, which will also let you know which day your deliveries will be on.
The benefit of Wiltshire Farm Foods is that they can provide a whole week’s worth of meals in one delivery, as all their meals are fresh-frozen. There are nearly 300 meals to choose from on an extensive menu, so your relative is bound to find something they like and will not be bored easily.
The meals provided are also relatively cheap, averaging around £5.00 per item, with free delivery. You can pick your week’s meals and order online, or call 0800 077 3100. Additionally, you can request a brochure on behalf of someone you care for to be delivered to them to pick from.
Visit the Wiltshire Farm Foods Website to find out more.
iCare Cuisine, Peterborough
If your elderly relative lives in Peterborough, they are also able to access iCare Cuisine’s meal delivery service. Like Camms, they provide a hot, freshly-cooked lunch meal every day, for 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
In addition to a hot lunch-time meal, they are also able to deliver sandwiches or frozen meals for your relative to heat up and enjoy later if they wish. There is a large selection of main meals to choose from including sliced meats, pies, casseroles, vegetarian, fish and more. Included with every meal is a free pudding of choice. iCare is also able to accommodate dietary requirements if you ring ahead.
Delivery is free and all drivers are cleared and trained to work with the elderly and vulnerable. If no one is there to answer the door on a pre-selected delivery day they will check with neighbours and a contact number you provide to make sure the elderly person is safe and well. Delivery is between 11:30am – 2:00pm.
You can order on behalf of someone through their website that enables you to select delivery days, choose from meals and pay. Additionally, if your relative wishes to pay via a different method, for example via cash, you can ring iCare to sort this.
Visit the iCare Cuisine website or use the contact details below to find out more and get started.
- Peterborough Office Telephone: 01858 469 444
- General Enquiries - 0845 604 1125
- Email - [email protected]