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Shopping and meals

If you, or someone you care for are having difficulties preparing and cooking meals, there are various options you could choose to make mealtimes easier. 

Online food shopping 

Most of the big supermarkets have online shopping, so that your food and groceries can be delivered to your home. You could choose ready meals including frozen meals that only need heating up in a microwave or oven. 

For advice on shopping and paying safely online, see the Money Advice Service. 

The following are some examples of supermarkets who offer home deliveries: 

Frozen meals 

There are several companies that can deliver healthy, affordable ready-made meals and desserts (usually frozen) to your home. 

They can cater for different dietary needs including diabetes, low fat, gluten free, vegetarian and allergen-free food.  

To get a free delivery, most companies will want you to order at least one week’s supply of meals and to spend over a certain amount. You can order food online, request a brochure or call the companies for more information.  

Healthy eating 

NHS Live Well provides information on how to achieve a healthy, nutritious diet to help you look and feel your best.  

Home Support Service  

Age UK Redbridge, Barking & Havering offer residents over 50 who live in Redbridge, a service to help with shopping as well as home care, help with bills or correspondences and assistance with bathing and showering. 

Kitchen equipment and gadgets to help you 

If you have problems doing things around the kitchen, like opening jars or using the kettle, then there are a range of handy gadgets and equipment you can buy. 

Equipment to help at home

Lunch clubs 

If you fancy a bit of company while you have your meals, why not visit one of the many lunch clubs which provide hot meals at venues across Redbridge. 

Some clubs in the community provide food, as well as social activities and information sharing sessions. 

Lunch clubs in Redbridge