The Bury Nutrition and Hydration Programme focuses on delivering a community intervention for identifying and addressing malnutrition and dehydration in the older population. Local organisations who routinely meet older people can access free training and resources.
The training is currently virtual and demonstrates how to spot the signs and symptoms of malnutrition and dehydration and how to use a 'Food First' approach.
Delivery is based on the following principles:
- Raising awareness
- Identifying malnutrition
- Working together
- Personalised care, support and treatment
- Monitoring and evaluating the intervention
All information regarding the programme, including the independent evaluation and toolkit is available at: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/salford/about-us/improving-nutrition-and-hydration/
All resources available to download and print via:
Malnutrition & Swallowing Difficulties e-learning tool: www.paperweightarmband.org.uk/
If you are experiencing any issues with your mouth or dentures you can visit the Oral Health promotion Team's page.
For further information regarding the programme contact Marie Price, Programme Manager
For information about social eating: https://www.gmcvo.org.uk/system/files/publications/Social%20Eating%20Guide.pdf