Shopping and meals
If you, or someone you care for, are having difficulties preparing and cooking your own meals, there are various options you could choose to help make mealtimes easier.
Help from friends or family
Consider asking a friend or family member for help. Often people can pick up your shopping when they are doing their own shopping or run your errands when they are out and about.
Many supermarkets and food delivery services offer home delivery for foods bought online and you could choose ready meals including frozen meals, that can be heated in a microwave or a conventional oven as an alternative.
For advice on shopping and paying safely online, see the Money Advice Service
The following are some examples of supermarkets and companies who offer home deliveries:
These companies will deliver a week or more supply of frozen meals
Some community centres will provide an inexpensive cooked meal as a service for people who have difficulty cooking for themselves, or would like an opportunity to go out to be with other people.
Age UK Lunch Club
Tower Hamlets Community Catalogue - Lunch Clubs
Help to prepare your own meals, independently
Tower Hamlets Community Catalogue provides a list of organisations which can give you advice about equipment which may help you to prepare food and cook independently:
Tower Hamlets Community Catalogue - Equipment
Meals into the Home
We provide a year-round lunch service for vulnerable adults.
We use professional dieticians to assist in the careful planning of our meals and you can choose from a extensive range of dishes on our menu.
Our goal is to bring a smile to your face with a meal that tastes good, looks good and meets any cultural and special health needs you may have.
In addition to our two course standard menu we offer a variety of meals for special dietary needs including soft choice, gluten-free, Kosher, low fat, vegetarian.
We also offer frozen meals if you'd prefer a weekly delivery of pre-prepared meals to cook as and when you want. required.
Your meal price is £2.60 which includes a main meal and a sweet. Payment for meals is by a monthly invoice.
If you do need to speak to somebody regarding your meals contact Josie Collett on 020 7364 5152 or Anita Selby on 020 7364 5193 or write to: