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Hertfordshire County Council

Can I get a meal?

You can get a meal if:

  • You would be at risk in preparing a meal
  • You have a mental, physical, and/or learning disability
  • You are frail, confused, or housebound
  • You are unable to shop regularly for food or obtain a meal from any other source
  • Your carer is unwell or on holiday
  • You are suffering bereavement, illness, or have recently been discharged from hospital

Meals are delivered ready to eat between 11.30am and 2pm, every day of the year.  We can't give you exact delivery times but, generally, we'll be with you around the same time every day. Hertfordshire's Health & Independent Living Support delivers the meals and they'll make sure you're OK before they leave.

Menu and prices

You can choose from a wide range of meals, even if you have a food allergy or a special diet (including soft and puree food). Specialist Kosher, Asian Halal, Caribbean and West Indian menus are also available.

Main meal and a hot or cold dessert – £7.45

You need to order a main meal.  Then it's your choice if you also order breakfast and/or a tea time meal.

Breakfast – £3.50

Tea time meal – £4.40

Pop-in visits - £5.00


You’ll pay slightly more than this if you don’t fit into one of the categories above.

You have various payment options, including:

  • direct debit
  • cheque
  • postal order
  • telephone payment
  • online payment
  • AllPay card
  • standing order.

Feel free to choose the method that suits you best.

At the end of each month, you'll get an invoice for the meals you've had.

How quickly can I get a meal?

You can start receiving meals almost immediately – if you call before 8.30am, you will be able to receive a hot meal on the same day.

Health & Independent Living Support

0330 200 0103

Lines open 8.00am – 3.30pm Monday - Friday

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