Designed for a range of group sizes, these 2-hour sessions are designed to provide practical experience of working in a multi-agency, multi-professional environment to support older people living with frailty to self-care. Using the ‘real life’ case-based scenarios from the whole day training events ensures that the experience reinforces the importance of holistic assessment and person-centred care. The events are a complementary “Part 2” to the Frailty & Supported self-care awareness sessions. The objectives of the sessions are:

  • To provide a brief recap of the principles of supported self-care and integrated assessment in relation to older people with frailty and how these can be utilised to help enable older people with frailty, including those with dementia, to self-care;
  • To provide practical situations to support individuals in their care roles to identify ways they can help enable older people with frailty to self-care;
  • To promote ways to work together in an integrated manner across roles and sectors;
  • To explore the role of carers, family and friends in supporting self-care.
  • To facilitate an understanding of the broader health care environment and where these fit together, with a specific focus on the locality of the participants;

The outline of the sessions is:

  1. Introduction and recap of supported self-care and integrated assessment
  2. Victor’s story – home-based supported self-care planning, with specific focus on loneliness and supporting carers using the resources available within the local area
  3. Nirmala & Baldev’s story – hospital to home based supported self-care planning, with specific focus on assistive technology to stay at home safely, independent and remain connected; and promoting self-esteem, sense of worth whilst managing cultural sensitivities using the resources available within the local area
  4. Reflecting on opportunities to improve the support for local older people with frailty to self-care

As the sessions are designed to ground the supported self-care planning in the realities of what is available locally, these sessions are best run on a locality (or equivalent) basis.

Participants will get the most out of these sessions if they have already attended the Frailty & Supported self-care awareness, or an equivalent experience. This ensures they have had access to the Toolkit and received an introduction to the frailty fulcrum and principles of integrated assessment and supported self-care.

To find out more please contact help@frailtytoolkit.org