Chefs, caterers and pubs are cooking and delivering meals for people who are struggling to get food as they isolate during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ayesha Pakravan-Ovey, who set up her catering business the Plattery six months ago, is cooking and delivering up to 20 meals a day for people stuck indoors, mainly in south west London.

While based in Battersea, she has also visited an elderly grandmother in Slough and travelled to North Finchley to a man who had not eaten a hot meal in two weeks.

She used 10 per cent of her profits in February and money from her own pocket to start the process.

She told the PA news agency: "Knowing that people were hungry was just not something I was OK with.

"I've had a lot of children and grandchildren contacting me on behalf of their elderly relatives, a few NHS care workers contacted me.

"There was food for a guy in Wimbledon yesterday who hadn't eaten in four days, and his care worker called me in a real state because she couldn't find any food and asked me if I could help."

She is giving people at least six meals so they will have a supply throughout the week.