Meals delivered to your home
Sometimes people are not able to cook for themselves,
because of illness or frailty, and this can put at risk their
ability to continue living independently in their own homes. To
help them overcome this problem, our social care teams can arrange
for community meals to be delivered direct to the doors of those
assessed to be in need of the service.
The meals - normally comprising a main course and a dessert -
are planned to provide a balanced, nutritious diet and can be
delivered on a daily basis or on scheduled dates, as required.
Provision can be arranged on a short-term basis, to help people who
have just come out of hospital, for example, or to cover a gap
while another meal provider is temporarily unavailable. Or a
long-term arrangement can be put in place for people affected by
chronic illness or disability.
In Kent, we are contracted with a meals provider who can supply
hot and/or cold meals directly to your home. Our service provider
can cater for special dietary needs taking account of medical
requirements such as sugar-free, gluten-free ingredients, for
example, or of cultural or religious preferences, vegetarian and
other types of food.
Your first step towards setting up the service is to contact us
through Contact Kent to arrange an assessment so we can
check your eligibility.