Older people

What was delivered in 2020-21?

The international and national focus on frailty, ageing well and healthy ageing has never been greater; and our healthy ageing programme has delivered a variety of e-learning, resources, campaigns and learning for the NHS and social care in the past year.

Hydration at Home toolkit
Working with Hampshire County Council, we developed and launched an e-learning module: a 45 min online module for any community carer regardless of role. This is hosted by Health Education England on their e-LfH portal.

  • 1,371 hits and 4,042 views of the training module 
  • 995 downloads of Grandad's story
  • Distributed to over 500 colleagues for dissemination
  • 4,474 registered users on e-LFH website
  • Presented to 324 attendees at the National Association of Care Catering conference.

The Nutrition Wheel
We worked with the Patients Association and Bournemouth University to develop the Nutrition Wheel. The Nutrition Wheel is an interactive version of the Patients Association Nutrition Checklist, and has been designed to be a conversation starter about better nutrition in older people.

  • 2,254 Nutrition Wheels requested and sent out by the Malnutrition Task Force
  • Publication of an evaluation of the nutrition wheel programme 
  • Supporting Bournemouth University in the scoping and development of a digital nutrition wheel prototype.

Active Lives
This is a theory and evidence-based, physical activity digital tool, designed for those aged 65+. The tailored programme helps improve physical activity levels easily and safely, helping individuals stay mentally sharp, active, fit and healthy.

  • 116 older participants have participated in Active Lives
  • Development of a pack of promotional materials to support wider spread and adoption of Active Lives including production of a video and supporting implementation
  • Development of top tips for implementation of Active Lives toolbox to support organisations, and publication of a report detailing challenges and barriers to implementation routes for Active Lives 
  • Supported implementation of a digital platform to promote increased physical activity for older adults, with the  University of Southampton.

Frailty education
We launched Frailty, E-Learning for Excellence in Frailty Identification, Assessment and Personalised Care. It is a simple framework which encompasses all the elements which are important when considering the holistic care of older adults. 

  • Co-development and testing of 11 e-modules developed with collaborators and Health Education England; and working with Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, we developed Tier 1 e-learning materials.
  • 70 organisations contacted as part of a comprehensive communications plan.
  • 380 individuals undertook training prior to launch (including carers, clinical staff, social care, and a CEO).
  • 259 hits on our frailty education web pages.


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