Meal delivery services take away from the chores of shopping, cooking and cleaning which can prove more of a challenge as we get older. Having a regular service on hand means stress-free access to a hot and healthy meal, as well as prolonged independence. For more information, on elderly well being, please see our Age Space Guide to Keeping Healthy in Old Age.
Local Borough and District Council Meal Delivery Services in Surrey
Many of Surrey’s local borough and district councils run their own meal delivery services to help out the community. It is important to note that these services are only available to the most vulnerable residents. This means your elderly relative must fit one of the following criteria:
- They are unable to cook or shop for themselves.
- They are not motivated to cook and are in danger of malnutrition.
- They are unaware of the time or the need to eat regular meals.
- They suffer from a disability or long term illness.
- They have recently left hospital and need extra support for a while.
You can visit the website for your local service, or get in touch with them using the details provided for further information on cost and availability.
Elmbridge & Mole Valley
Epsom & Ewell
Waverley Borough Council‘s community meal services are split between some of the surrounding towns and villages:
Farnham (Brightwells Gostrey)
Godalming & Farncombe (Farncombe Day Centre)
Haslemere, Milford & Witley
Private Meal Delivery Services in Surrey
Private Meal Delivery services are services run outside of the council. They can provide meals to any resident in Surrey who wants them. These meals can sometimes be slightly more expensive than council services, but there is often a much wider choice.
Oakhouse Foods offer an extensive menu and are able to deliver frozen ready meals throughout Surrey. They can cater to a wide range of dietary needs and preferences, as well as offering a Mini Meals service for those who prefer to have less on their plate. You can click here to order a free brochure in the post, or take a look at their Online Menu on the Oakhouse Foods website.
Wiltshire Farm Foods
Wiltshire Farm Foods offer an extensive menu of over 300 frozen meals for your elderly relative to choose from. This includes vegetarian meals and meals that can meet specific dietary requirements.