This online event shared practice and experiences from around the country and discussed what action needs to be taken to capitalise on good practice and address challenges.
Around the country there are welcome examples of effective joined-up support to ensure people have access to food when they are discharged from hospital, but evidence indicates that in other places this isn't always the case.
We discussed a range of issues including identifying patients' needs and preferences; communication, information sharing and discharge planning; and knowledge of local services, maximising referrals and supporting community and social enterprise services to thrive.
1. Welcome message - Dame Prue Leith, DBE, Sustain patron
2. Setting the scene - Simon Shaw CF, Older People's Food Campaign, Sustain
3. Diverse experiences and perspectives
- Ruth Slater, niece of a patient with experience of the discharge process
- Natalie Geist, Service Manager Independent Living, British Red Cross
- Tilly Robinson-Miles, Impact and Policy Officer, Eat Well Age Well
- Sarah Wren, Chief Executive, Hertfordshire Independent Living Service
4. Discussion and action planning
5. Next steps and close
Sustain annual conference - 8 December
Published 2 Nov 2021
Older People’s Food Campaign: Meals on wheels services support thousands of older people every day to stay independent in their own homes and enrich their lives.