Meals in your community

For information about food support and getting enough to eat, please visit the Food Support page of the One You South Gloucestershire website.

There can be a variety of reasons why you might find it difficult to maintain a balanced diet.  You may no longer feel motivated to cook for yourself or feel that eating is more of a social activity. Your health or disability can also make the physical or mental process of preparing a meal more difficult.   

There are a number of services within South Gloucestershire that can enable you to have a hot meal.  

If you would like to get out in your community, see our transport pages for more information and advice.

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Hot meals delivered to your door - community meals

South Gloucestershire community meals, which is sometimes called ‘meals on wheels’, is a meal delivery and welfare check service for residents who have difficulty preparing food or need help to have regular, nutritious cooked meals. 

For more information about our community meals service, including the dietary needs catered for, sample menus, cost and how to get started, visit our Community meals pages. 

Community centres, cafés and restaurants 

Many community centres within South Gloucestershire include community café’s offering meals at affordable prices and putting you in contact with your local community.  

To find your local community centre and the facilities they provide, use the search for information and services at the top of this page.  

Some extra care housing developments for those aged over 55 within South Gloucestershire have restaurant facilities which are also open to the general public.

  • Cambrian Green Court, Yate.   Opens 12-1.30pm Lunch daily, Cash payment only
  • Stoke Gifford Retirement Village.  Opens 9-2pm Breakfast and lunch daily, card payment (contactless) available and preferred

  • Badminton Gardens, Downend.  Coffee Shop opens from 10.30 – 2pm, Restaurant opens from 12-2 (last service 1.15pm). Cash payment only, £6.50 for 2 course meal

You can also find out any local activities that are happening when visiting these facilities.  

Lunch clubs  

Lunch clubs bring people together in the community over a hot meal.  There are a wide range of clubs for all ages in the South Gloucestershire and the Bristol area.    

Each club will vary in price, some offer a free service where others have a small fee to cover costs, these start from around £2. 

Clubs aimed at older people in the community may also provide transport and other social activities, however they cannot provide physical or personal care.  

To find lunch clubs in your area use the 'search for information and services' at the top of this page. 

Take away meal delivery services  

From a roast dinner to a fish and chip supper, there is a variety of hot take away meals you can have delivered to your door for a delivery fee or minimum order amount.  

You can call the restaurant, local pub or take away directly to place your order or in many cases order over the internet.   

There are a number of websites available to help you find the type of food you want to order.  If they deliver to your area, you can also choose your food using an online menu. 

If you do not have access to the internet, you may be able to ask a friend or family member to place your order on your behalf.  

Support from a carer 

If you are unable to access the above services on your own because: 

  • you require someone to physically support you, or  

  • you need help to prepare, prompt or assist you to eat and drink 

then you will need to have a Social Care assessment in line with the Care Act 2014.   

For more information on the cost of community services and to see how much you are likely to pay read Paying for adult social care and support if you live in your own home.  You can also ask for an estimate by calling the Finance and Benefits team (FAB) on 01454 864269 or email, or use our care costs calculator.

You can refer yourself for a Social Care assessment by calling the Adult Care Desk 01454 868007

Minicom: 01454 868010 (Due to a technical problem, the Minicom service is not currently available) You can contact us using the SMS text service on 07950 080111).