Tackling malnutrition in older people living at home in Scotland

Raising the Issue of Malnutrition



Our Raising the Issue of Malnutrition training aims to increase practitioners' knowledge and confidence around identifying and supporting older people at home in the community who are at risk or are suffering from malnutrition. This training incorporates information on:

  • Common signs and symptoms of malnutrition.
  • Guidance around supporting individuals using Food First advice.
  • Utilising simple tools such as the Patient Association Nutrition Checklist to identify at risk individuals.
  • Gaining awareness of promoting good nutrition and hydration in older adults.

This training is open to Small Ideas, Big Impact grant holders and applicants, NHS, Local Authority, Community Carers, Volunteers, Voluntary Sector staff and other interested individuals who work to support older people living in their own homes in the community.

View our Training Brief in full here.

Order our 'Raising the Issue of Malnutrition Toolkit' here.

*This training has been adapted from Age UK Salford, Nutrition and Hydration programme.

Training Dates 2023/2024

All training is free to attend and takes place between 9.15am - 12.30pm on MS Teams.

Virtual Training

Online 21st March 2023

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Online 8th June 2023

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Online 12th September 2023

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Online 12th October 2023

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Online 21st November 2023

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Online 18th January 2024

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Online 12th March 2024

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