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Adult social care – help with meals and shopping

If you need help with preparing yourself a meal, explore these options.
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Help with meals

Get social care support

You can have a needs assessment to see if you have eligible needs for social care support.

Delivery services

  • You can enquire at local restaurants and cafés. Some will prepare and deliver meals to your door.

  • Apetito and Wiltshire Farm Foods offer a door-to-door meal delivery service.

Money help

Make sure you are getting all the benefits you are entitled to. 

Help with shopping

If you struggle with shopping, explore these options.

Shops and supermarkets

  • Some supermarkets have online shopping and telephone ordering services. You can pay by cash or card.

  • Some local shops will make arrangements to deliver your shopping if you order on a weekly basis.

Homecare agencies

Some homecare agencies will provide care workers to do shopping.

Personal assistants

You could recruit a personal assistant for shopping support.

Age UK help at home service

Age UK Lewisham and Southwark has a help at home service for over-50s.