Meals at home

Meals at Home provides a service to people who have been assessed as being unable to prepare a hot cooked meal.

On the mainland

Frozen meals are delivered on a fortnightly basis. You will have to be at home to receive them and freeze them immediately. The delivery driver can help you to load your freezer.

If required, a microwave and freezer will be provided to use whilst receiving this service. There is no charge for this equipment hire. New users will receive an induction on the correct use of this equipment.

Apetito /Wiltshire Farm Foods deliver this service.

The cost is £2.75 per 2 course meal, with a minimum order of 10 meals per fortnight.

Contact your local Health and Social Care Partnership office and ask for an assessment or, if you are aged 75 or over, complete and return a self-referral form (PDF, 4.2mb).

On Arran

Hot meals are provided by local schools and Montrose House and are delivered by volunteers or Care at Home staff.

If you are assessed as requiring hot meals (Meals on Wheels) as part of your care plan, you will be charged £2.75 per 2 course meal.

If you live on Arran, contact your local Health and Social Care Partnership office.

What if I’m not eligible for meals services?

If you are not eligible for either meals service, or would prefer to arrange a private meals service, then you can contact Wiltshire Farm Foods on 01294 551734.

Other services

If you are assessed as eligible and attaned our older people’s day services, lunch will be provided at the centre.

Voluntary organisations run lunch clubs throughout North Ayrshire. The Ayrshire Community Trust can provide information.

If you are recovering from an accident or illness at home our reablement service can help you to relearn personal care and household tasks such as meal preparation.