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Meals on Wheels


Meals on Wheels is part of Leeds City Council. We provide tasty, nutritious meals delivered directly to your door whilst at the same time ensuring a regular visitor checks that you or someone you care about is safe and well. You can have meals as often as you want – one day a week or every day and these can be delivered 365 days a year.

Menu choices and special dietary needs

Our standard menu (PDF 165kb) offers a choice of three main courses each day, plus a selection of two hot desserts.

We have a wide variety of menus and choices to suit most dietary needs and preferences. These include Kosher, Halal, vegetarian, Asian and Caribbean/West Indian meals. We also cater for special dietary needs, with a range of texture-modified meals for people who have identified swallowing difficulties, with both soft and pureed menu options available.

As part of our hot meal service we also offer a choice of soups which can be included as a 3 course meal rather than a 2 course meal.

The majority of our menu options can be found within the Documents section on this page, however others are available on request, including diabetic, moderate salt, gluten free, low fat, and dairy free options, along with others for people with ethical or health-related dietary requirements. Please use the contact details in the Contact us section on this page if you can’t find what you are looking for.


Frozen meals service

We offer a more flexible service for people who are able to cook meals as required. Simply choose your selection and complete the order form within the frozen meals menu and your meals will be delivered fortnightly to your home. Frozen meals can be prepared using a microwave or oven.

Who is the service available to?

Anyone in Leeds who needs it can receive the service.

We can provide meals for as long as you need them. It may be you just need a few meals after a stay in hospital, or while family and friends are away, or you may require meals on a regular basis.

If you need information and advice on social care assessments, please visit the Assessing your social care needs page​.

<Age UK Healthy Eating provide simple advice, tailored to older people, on making sure you have plenty of variety in your diet, so you get all the nutrients you need and maintain a healthy weight.

How to apply

To apply for the meals on wheels service please complete the self-referral form (Word 225KB) and email to: or print off and post to Presto, Meals on Wheels, Knowsthorpe Gate, Cross Green Industrial Estate, Leeds, LS9 0NP.

Once we have received the completed form we will contact you within 48 hours (excluding bank holidays) to confirm details and agree the start date.

Contact us

You can email us at and call us on 0113 378 3750 Mon - Fri 8.30am to 4pm​​​​

Click to expandHow much does it cost?

£6.00 for the hot 2 course main meal and dessert and £2.80 for the tea. A 3 course meal including the soup is £7.00.

The frozen meals do vary depending on the selection by the service user. Prices range from £2.50 to £3.65 for a main course, and 85p to £1.00 for a dessert.


Click to expandHow are the meals paid for?

The payment method is by monthly invoice.

Click to expandWhen do you deliver?

365 days a year, hot meals are delivered between 11.30am and 1.45pm. Frozen deliveries are made between 9.00am and 2.00pm.

Click to expandWhere do you deliver?

We deliver anywhere within the Leeds City Council boundary.

Click to expandHow soon can the service begin?

Typically the next working day but might be slightly longer depending on special delivery requirements.​

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