Home Care Research Forum

Food provision for older people receiving homecare: Identifying some barriers and facilitators

Dr Sarah Barnes (University of Sheffield)
Malnutrition is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly amongst the older population. Attention has been focused on the inadequacies of food provision in institutions, yet the majority of those suffering from malnutrition live in the community. The aim of this presentation is to explore some of the barriers and facilitators to food provision for older people receiving home care.

HomeShare: How Novus is working towards bridging the intergenerational gap and combating loneliness for the elderly
Radha Hirani and Philip Nguyen (Novus HomeShare)

The presentation will focus on how the HomeShare scheme works and in what way it helps older people, their families, and young professionals. Case studies will be used to demonstrate the strengths of this scheme.

The forum will be held in Room 1.34 in the Policy Institute, 1st floor of the Virginia Woolf Building, King’s College London, 22 Kingsway, London WC2B 6LE (nearest station: Holborn).

If you would like to attend this forum please book a place by e-mailing Laura Cole at Places are limited, so please book early.