Mouth Care Matters - in the community
Mouth care is an essential part of maintaining good health and quality of life for vulnerable people and people with learning disabilities. People with good oral health are able to eat and drink properly, helping them take part in life, stay independent for longer and recover from episodes of frailty more quickly.
This training package has been developed for use across the North West of England.
It contains training material suitable for the wider care team, including the responsibilities of care managers and the role of care staff carrying out admissions, assessments and provision of daily mouth care.
Using this Training Material
The training material is delivered in short, easy to understand training videos.
Each video has an assessment tool which needs to be completed in order to receive a training certificate.
Ideally all managers should complete section 1, 2 and 3. Care staff should complete section 2 and 3 at induction.
All other sections can be accessed as part of their ongoing development.
Training for Community Managers
Mouth Care Training for Staff in the Community
Training for staff in the community: Personal mouth care for all
Mouth Care for People with Dysphagia, peg fed or nil by mouth
Mouth care for people who are care-resistive and/or living with dementia
Personal Mouth Care for those with Physical Disabilities
Personal mouth care for an individual with a full and/or partial denture
Mouth Care at the End of Life
Common Oral Problems
Mouth Care Products
Resources and Publications
Further reading, references and links