This self training module is for people who visit older people at home eg. health care staff, care workers, hospital visitors and voluntary sector to give general advice on a range of topics.
It will help you to develop your knowledge and skills by increasing your understanding of:
■ the effects of poor housing on people’s health
■ the simple actions that can be taken to improve housing conditions
■ the organisations that can help to improve people’s housing conditions.
When you have worked your way through the Toolkit you will be able to:
■ identify potential health hazards and problems in the home
■ provide the people you visit with details about how to improve their health/reduce injury risk by
dealing with these housing problems and
■ make referrals to those who can help them.