Capturing the voices of lived experience of older people with frailty and their carers, combined with the expertise of community nurses.

A collaboration between the University of the West of Scotland UWS, the ALLIANCE, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, International Foundation for Integrated Care IFIC, Queens Nursing Institute Scotland QNIS and funded by Burdett Trust for Nursing. Together we are co-producing and delivering a coaching and education programme with community nurses and co-coaches who have experience of living with frailty.

The project captures the voices of lived experience of older people with frailty, their carers and communities combined with the expertise of community nurses in the NHS Ayrshire and Arran. Together we are co-producing and delivering a coaching and education programme with community nurses and co-coaches who have experience of living with frailty.

Frailty is a term used to describe how our bodies gradually lose their in-built reserves as we grow. This may mean that we do not bounce back from an illness as quickly as we would have before. Frailty affects around 1 in 10 people aged over 65 years in the community and around half of people aged over 85 years.

The project is collaboratively delivered through three phases with the aims to enhance the nursing care and management of people who are living with frailty and will form examples for other areas across Scotland and beyond.

Explore the Frailty Matters progress update and view the Frailty Matters flash report.

Meet the Frailty Matters research project team.

For more information and to find out how to get involved in the project please contact the team at: frailtymatterstome@uws.ac.uk.