Social Prescription

Meal Service

We are passionate about supporting as many people as possible to access and enjoy nourishing, delicious food which is both dietarily and culturally appropriate. This is particularly important when people are experiencing illness, crisis or other complex life challenges which effect a person’s ability to access, cook and enjoy good food.

Thanks to funding from The Big Life Social Prescription Fund ,we are now supporting the diet and wellbeing of hospital discharge patients and other Manchester residents at-risk of hunger, poor diet and other food security challenges with weekly deliveries of healthy, hearty and delicious ‘ready meals’. The meals will be cooked by our team, supported by our AMAZING volunteers, in the community kitchen in Brunswick Church, Ardwick and delivered to the community each Wednesday for 12 weeks.

To refer someone for this service please contact

‘Leaving hospital, especially after a long stay, can be quite scary. Hospital meals may not always be perfect, but at least you get fed, and with any luck, fed by someone friendly and helpful. The medical profession is beginning to realise just how important good food is to health, and to happiness…If patients are not to find themselves back in hospital they need to eat well and build up their strength. Besides, isn’t food one of the great, and lasting, pleasures of life?’

– Dame Prue Leith DBE – ‘Home From Hospital’ which you can access and read here, on Sustain’s website.