Be able to prepare to provide support for eating and drinking.
Learners will need to provide evidence of preparing to provide support for eating and drinking.
Level and type of support may include:
- degree of independence from the individual
- physical capability
- type of food and drink e.g. solid or liquid
- use of aids.
Learners should demonstrate effective hand-washing procedures and appropriate use of personal protective clothing. They should be able to explain food related illnesses because of weakened immune system.
Identify the level and type of support an individual requires when eating and drinking.
Demonstrate effective hand-washing and use of protective clothing when handling food and drink.
Support the individual to prepare to eat and drink, in a way that meets their personal needs and preferences.
Provide suitable utensils to assist the individual to eat and drink.