This toolkit has been designed to empower you to better support older people living with frailty to maintain their independence. There are all kinds of ways that this toolkit aims to do this. From in depth, background research leading to our frailty fulcrum in the learning zone, to practical tools for use on the job in the enabling zone. The toolkit also brings to life these principles around frailty, supporting independence and improving quality of life through a series of Case Studies. These provide real examples of supported self-care in action.

These are just a few of the many ways this toolkit can help you support older people with frailty to maintain their independence.

Using the Toolkit

We have tried to make this toolkit as easy as possible to use.

You will always have access to the main menu by tapping the menu icon in the top left corner of your screen. From here you can access any of the content from across the Toolkit.

In the top right corner is the search function. If you can’t find a piece of content in the menu, just go here and search for anything to do with that piece of content. Be as specific as you can but its pretty whizzy so will quickly find what you’re looking for.

Finally, we wanted this toolkit to be more than just somewhere you go to do your job; we hope you find it interesting! Explore the Toolkit. There is a LOT to see and hear…

Keep coming back. We will continue to make improvements and add new content.

Inevitably there have to be some terms of use and these are explained below:

Terms of use

These are the terms of use for the Frailty Toolkit web-based application and visitors to www.frailtytoolkit.org. It applies solely to www.frailtytoolkit.org. We encourage our users to be aware of when they access external links and leave our website and to read the terms and conditions of other websites that they visit. If we make material changes to this page we will inform you.


The Frailty Toolkit strives to offer accurate, relevant and up-to-date content. We welcome feedback that enables us to correct any errors via help@frailtytoolkit.org. Responsibility for the use of any information documented here lies solely with the user. We take steps to validate the integrity of files uploaded to the Toolkit to minimise the risk of computer viruses, worms, trojan horses and other destructive code resulting from downloading files from the Toolkit. However, users are responsible for having up to date anti-virus and anti-malware software active on the devices that they use to access www.frailtytoolkit.org.


Our intention is to link to relevant and reliable sources however we cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages. Fusion48 as the administrators of www.frailtytoolkit.org is not responsible for the content or reliability of linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Fusion48 is also not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage our users to be aware of when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of other websites.


We work with our developers and website hosting partner to provide high levels of availability but we cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to www.frailtytoolkit.org or the websites to which it links. We accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of use of this information.


The Frailty Toolkit both creates and curates information and documents. Different copyright restrictions apply to individual documents on this website and to external sources and documents referenced and summarised. Unless otherwise stated, the following copyright statement applies to content created for the Frailty Toolkit found on this site: ‘Visitors to the www.frailtytoolkit.org website are granted permission to access this copyright material and to download the material onto electronic, magnetic, optical or similar storage media provided that such activities are for private research, study or in-house use only.’

Information collection and use

The majority of the Frailty Toolkit is only available to registered users who are required to login to access the resources. A limited amount of personal information is required to provide and validate logins (name and email) and this information is stored in the website databases. The storage and use of the limited personal information required for login is considered a legitimate interest under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as it is the use of people’s data in ways they would reasonably expect and has minimal privacy impact. Users can, however, request that their access to the Frailty Toolkit is stopped and all personal information deleted.

Users also have the option to add additional information to “My Profile” which is also stored in the databases. User updating their profile or providing optional information are consenting to provide this information.

Log files

We use our records of the pages users have visited on this site to analyse trends, administer the site and track users’ movements. For posts and pages accessed by users whilst logged in, this information can be linked to the individual user via their user name. For visitors without a login or users who have not logged in, the records do not contain any personal information about users.

You can access our privacy policy here

Suggestions & feedback?

Email: help@frailtytoolkit.org