Guidance update: Vitamin D for vulnerable groups

We have updated our Policy on ‘Meeting Nutritional and Hydration Needs’ within our Care Homes, Domiciliary Care and Supported Living packages to include a section on supplements.

This is to reflect the new guidance as a result of the Department of Health and Social Care’s initiative to offer a free 4-month supply of vitamin D supplements to the clinically extremely vulnerable and care home residents.

This initiative is designed to support general health, and in particular bone and muscle health, as these groups are at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency since they have spent more time indoors this year.