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
City Catering Southampton’s reasonably priced Meals on Wheels service is available to any Southampton City Council resident. However, you may be eligible to get this service at a reduced rate if you meet the following criteria:
- 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
To find out if you are eligible for the subsidised rate, contact Southampton City Council's adult contact team to arrange an assessment:
023 8083 3003
City Care Meals cater for all dietary requirements.
The assessment is not chargeable.
Current prices per meal can be obtained from City Catering Southampton. Payments can be arranged on a monthly or weekly basis and you have the option to pay by cash or cheque.