Drink Wise, Age Well aims to help people make healthier choices about their alcohol use as they age. One way we can do that is supporting those working in our communities and health and social care providers to better recognise and respond to people whose drinking may be causing them harm. We carried out a recent survey and over 80% of adults aged over 50 who were drinking at increased risk levels, said on no occasion had family, carers, doctors or other health workers ever asked them about their drinking. We also found that over a quarter surveyed would not tell someone if they had a problem and a similar amount do not know where to get help.
As someone living and working in the community our training courses aim to help you:
• Identify adults aged over 50 that may be experiencing problems with their alcohol use
• Build skills and confidence to talk about their drinking in a sensitive way
• Signpost to appropriate services
• Enhance your skills and practice