Malnutrition and caring: the hidden cost for families

Document type
Report
Corporate author(s)
Carers UK (Organization)
Publisher
Carers UK
Date of publication
1 June 2011
Subject(s)
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Employment
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Through the lives of individual carers, this report details how carers cope with nutrition and the impact this has on their lives and those of the people they care for. The key points from the report include: malnutrition is a hidden issue in the community which needs to be urgently tackled; families are under stress and struggling to care without the right advice and support; malnutrition is largely preventable and treatable; and earlier intervention will help to improve the quality of life for individuals and reap substantial cost savings to health and social care.

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