As part of Malnutrition Awareness Week which runs from 10 to 16 October, the Food Train / Eat Well Age Well, Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership and NHS Tayside are launching a new national training resource.

The resource is designed to support care at home staff with identifying if someone is at risk of becoming under-nourished, and how to support older people who may be struggling to eat and drink well at home.  

Malnutrition is largely preventable and treatable through early intervention and screening, and carers and care at home organisations can play a vital role in identifying malnutrition risk and supporting older people living at home.

The training is available online and consists of 8 videos and a workbook which cover topics such as what can cause malnutrition, how to spot signs & symptoms and simple tips to boost appetite. It can be completed by an individual care worker or used by a service provider as induction or on going training for a group of carers.

You can view the videos here: 

The workbook is on our Hub here:

The Care Inspectorate will be hosting a future webinar for care at home services and staff to raise awareness of the videos and workbook.