Eating and Drinking Support eLearning course

We all have different needs, but eating and drinking the right things is important for our health and wellbeing. For some of the people we support, eating and drinking can present huge challenges and choking risks. People who are unwell and have medical conditions can sometimes struggle to eat and drink properly. Some people may struggle to feed themselves and need support. Too often, people do not understand the implications of poor nutrition and hydration or the importance of the nutrients our bodies need.

This online training course will look at the challenges people experience in eating and drinking and how to overcome them. We look at how care workers can appropriately provide support prioritising individual's wishes, needs and dignity.

  • Food and drink choices
  • Hygiene and PPE
  • Preparing for eating and drinking
  • Challenges people experience with eating and drinking
  • Consuming the right amounts
  • Promoting dignity, comfort and enjoyment
  • After eating and drinking
  • Monitoring and recording
This online training course has been designed specifically for Care and Support Workers working in a social care setting. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about Eating and Drinking Support.
This course will take 30 minutes to complete.

You can access this Health and Social Care online course as part of the Unlimited Care Package, which includes 130+ courses and certificates, on the Click eLearning platform. Starting from just £3, access unlimited learning in one simple subscription.

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Eating and Drinking Support eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Eating and Drinking Support course

At the end of this training you will be able to:

  • Support and encourage  individuals to make good choices about food and drink
  • Resolving difficulties and dilemmas about food and drink choices
  • Providing practical support for eating and drinking
  • Identifying suitable utensils to assist individuals
  • Encouraging active participation
  • How to monitor eating and drinking
  • Identify tools like MUST and food charts
  • Identify when to report concerns

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I found some of the questions very interesting, covered topics that have never been discussed before in training. They made me think and question myself, excellent course.

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These tools can help to make learning more inclusive and accessible for learners with visual or hearing impairments, as well as those who speak different languages. By incorporating Recite into our website and Click eLearning platform, we are able to provide our carers with a comprehensive and accessible training solution that helps to promote learning outcomes for all learners.