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Meals on wheels

If you can’t cook for yourself, you can get hot and frozen meals delivered to you at home daily or just on the days you need.

The council no longer subsidises meals at home services. Local meal delivery services may be available from some cafés, pubs and restaurants, and most supermarkets can deliver frozen or chilled meals.

ICare meals service

ICare delivers 2-course hot meals or frozen meals daily 365 days a year. The person who delivers the meal will also put it on a plate for you and check that you have a drink if you request it.

You can choose your meal from a varied menu, including:

  • meals for special diets (eg soft food, gluten free, diabetic)
  • meals for different cultures and religions (eg halal, kosher, South Asian)
  • tea (sandwich, cake and orange juice) – delivered with your hot or frozen meal
  • breakfast (cereal, fruit juice, yogurt or fruit ) - delivered with your hot or frozen meal

Phone: 01509 415559 or 01858 469902
(Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
Email: leicestermeals@icaregroup.co.uk
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Find out about call charges)

You can pay extra for the ICare delivery person to stay for 15 minutes to help with other needs you may have such as washing up, taking out rubbish, checking heating and hot water.

Leicester City Council

If you live in Leicester you may be able to get hot meals from Leicester City Council, via ICare and other providers. You’ll need to have an assessment to see if you’re eligible.

Frozen meals

You have to pay for meals from these providers, you can’t get help to pay for them.

Wiltshire Farm Foods

Wiltshire Farm Foods delivers frozen meals that you can heat yourself. They deliver once a week or once a fortnight. They cater for special diets (eg soft food, vegetarian, diabetic).
Phone: 01536 420505 
(Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
Email: northants@wiltshirefarmfoods.co.uk
(Find out about call charges)

Oakhouse Foods

Oakhouse Foods delivers frozen meals that you can heat yourself. They deliver once a week. They cater for special diets.
Phone: 0845 643 2009
(Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm)
(Find out about call charges)

Kind’s of Queniborough Food Service

Kind’s of Queniborough Food Service delivers frozen meals that you can heat yourself. They deliver once a week and can be flexible around your other commitments. They cater for special diets (eg pureed food, gluten free).
Phone: 0116 260 0741 / 07714 503 754
(Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 7pm)
Email: kindsofqueniborough@hotmail.co.uk
(Find out about call charges)

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