Tackling malnutrition in older people living at home in Scotland

Care at Home

We recognise that carers and care organisations can play a vital role in supporting older people at risk of malnutrition. We have developed a variety of resources to help domiciliary carers with identifying if someone is at risk, and how to support older people who may be struggling to eat and drink well at home.

Our training videos have been developed in partnership with Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership, and NHS Tayside.

The videos cover topics such as what can cause malnutrition, how to spot signs & symptoms and simple tips to boost appetite.

This training is informal and is supported by multiple care agencies including the Care Inspectorate.

Download our Malnutrition Training Workbook for further individual or group learning.


Malnutrition Screening Packs

Our packs are designed to help you and your organisation to feel confident in addressing malnutrition with the older people you care for and equip you with easy-to-use screening tools.

By working together, we can measure the true problem of malnutrition in Scotland and make a real difference for older people at home.

We're going digital! All our toolkits will be moving to digital only copies soon. We still have a limited supply of hard copy toolkits and they are available on a first come first served basis.
Please click below to order a free Care at Home: Malnutrition Screening Pack

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View and book our Raising the Issue of Malnutrition training course