While food is generally considered to be one of the greatest pleasures in life, there may well come a time in your life when you find yourself unable to cook as you once could. This could be because you’re simply older than you once were and struggle a bit more with chopping, for example, or perhaps because you’ve injured yourself or have developed a disability of some kind.
It can be very frustrating not to be able to do what you want and enjoy the food you love, but with a meals on wheels service, you don’t have to worry that you’ll only ever be able to eat processed food from a packet just because you can’t cook as you used to be able to.
Healthy eating is essential, no matter what stage of life we’re at, and having food delivered to your doorstep means you can enjoy all the essential nutrients you need to maintain your health and well being, as well as reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases and conditions as you get older.
But it’s not just your health that could benefit if you do decide that this kind of service is appropriate for you at the moment. Loneliness in old age is a very real concern for millions of people here in the UK and, indeed, around the world – but if you sign up for a food delivery service, you’ll also be able to enjoy the company of another person on a regular basis and feel a lot less isolated as a result. This is especially important for anyone who has mobility issues and who struggles to leave the house.
Here at ICare Cuisine, we’ve been delivering excellent quality and delicious food to our customers for more than 20 years, providing people with hot meals at home without them having to lift a finger. You simply have to pick from our recipe list (which is extensive) and we’ll do all the rest.
There’s no need to worry if you have dietary requirements like an allergy or food intolerance either – we also have a Free From list to choose from that you’re sure to like as well. And if you don’t answer the door, we’ll always check with a neighbour or family member to see if you’re alright – so make sure you give us contact numbers for friends and family as well.
Frequently asked questions
No, ICare hot and frozen meals are delivered to your door at no additional charge.
Yes, all our delivery personnel are checked to ensure they do not have a criminal record and are able to work with vulnerable people. We also check they have good references.
All our delivery personnel wear purple ICare polo shirts and purple fleece jackets and carry an Identification Badge to give you added reassurance that they are genuine ICare employees. Much more than drivers, these friendly faces are valuable social contact for isolated and vulnerable people.
Trained and experienced in adult care awareness they keep a constant eye on the welfare of our customers. We are proud of the many tributes they receive from service users.
Yes. The following instructions are based upon the use of a 750 Watt microwave with a glass turntable. Heating time should be reduced for higher power, or increased for lower-powered microwave ovens. For both meals and desserts – take the meal and dessert straight from the freezer, simply place in the microwave and follow cooking instructions on the label.
Please Note. Heating instructions are meant as a guide only. Always make sure the food is piping hot before eating.
Once a product cooked never reheat or refreeze.
Yes, you can ask a member of your family to order meals for you and if you wish they can also pay for your meals. If you ask a friend to help you with your order, we would advise you not to disclose your credit or debit card details to anyone.
More meals, more choice, more value
Finding the ready meals to suit your special diet even if you have a specific allergy or food intolerance, there’s no need to miss out. We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy delicious food. So if you’ve got a specific dietary requirement, or you simply don’t like a particular taste, you’ll find our Free From Lists very handy.
For over 2 decades we’ve helped thousands of older people live independently at home, thanks to our unrivalled range of home-delivered hot and frozen meals and desserts. Our reputation for care and quality food has led us to become one of the UK’s leading delivery services for frozen ready meals.
What our customers say.
My mother came home from the hospital and needed arrangements for hot meals. ICare set this up very quickly, the food was terrific, my mother was very happy with the selection and the helpful drivers. She looks forward to their visit, they are so friendly and it took the pressure off us to be there to prepare her meals.