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Meals on wheels

About City Care Meals

Southampton City Care meals will supply a hot meal directly to your home, five days a week, Monday to Friday.

If meals are required at weekends, frozen meals can be provided to be reheated. This also depends on your circumstances, such as, available freezer, cooker or microwave, required to defrost and reheat meals. This will be discussed during your assessment; assessments will be required for everyone referred to City Care Meals.

City Care Meals eligibility

You may be eligible to use the service if (subject to assessment):

  • you live alone and are unable to cook for yourself

  • you have a doctor recommending a meal is provided

  • you have a short-term need, for example, you have recently been in hospital

  • the provision of a meal will assist the carer/s

Dietary requirements

City Care Meals cater for all dietary requirements:

  • Low fat

  • Vegetarian

  • Gluten free

  • Halal

  • Guajarati

  • Diabetic

All meals are well balanced and account for 33% of daily nutritional needs.

Meal Delivery

A driver will deliver the meal direct to your door between 11.30am and 1.30pm. Drivers are fully trained and CRB checked to ensure your safety and wellbeing. During the week there is no need to heat the meal, it will arrive hot and ready to eat.


The assessment is not chargeable. Current prices per meal can be obtained from the adult contact centre.
Payments can be arranged on a monthly or weekly basis. You have the option to pay by cash or cheque.

How to apply

To apply for meals on wheels please call or email the adult contact team:
023 8083 3003

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