We’ve rounded up the best places to get cooked, or easy-to-cook meals everywhere from Godalming to Pulborough!
As you age, and particularly if you are living alone, the ability and impetus to cook from scratch can wain dramatically.
There are lots of options out there to make life easier and to help you to look after yourself independently across Surrey and West Sussex.
From hot delivered meals, to easy-to-store, easy-to-cook options, have a look at our favourites.
Community Meals Services provide hot, freshly cooked meals to your door Monday – Friday and will often also provide frozen meals, ready-to-heat meals or sandwiches for weekends and bank holidays.
Unfortunately you cannot choose your delivery time as the volunteer driver will have a set route, but delivery is usually between 12pm and 2pm and the driver will serve your meal to you and make sure you’re all set before they leave.
There are a few options depending on where you live.
For Godalming and Farncombe visit Farncombe Day Centre website or telephone 01483 426685
For Haselmere, Milford & Witley visit Haslewey website or telephone 01428 648716
For Farnham visit Brightwells Gostrey website or telephone 01252 727280
West Sussex County Council have employed a company to provide community meals across the entire area, visit HILS for more information and to place an order.
Oakhouse Foodsand Wiltshire Farm Foods offer a huge variety of meals that can be oven-cooked or microwaved straight from frozen.
You can choose regular deliveries to your door, and the drivers will also pack it away for you!
They both cater for the smaller appetite if needed, and also provide options for food intolerances and those with swallowing needs such as soft, minced and pureed meals.
COOKdon’t quite offer the variety of the other two, but can cater to gluten and dairy free diets. They are also a bit more expensive, but the meals are delicious and perfect for a treat. Each dish is hand-prepared by chefs, sourced sustainably and award-winning so well worth a try! (I can recommend the Moroccan Spiced Lamb Tagine)
Even with all these options, you may find that nothing compares to a fresh meal, cooked from scratch, exactly how you like it, and in your own home!
We provide friendly, capable Care Pros who would love to help. Find out more about support with meal preparation and see if Home Instead Godalming & Pulborough could be right for you or your loved ones.