The PaperWeight Armband

The PaperWeight Armband is a non-medical, non-intrusive tool to identify a person who might be at risk of malnutrition and signpost them to accessible information and advice. It enables carers, volunteers or health and social care professionals to start a conversation on the subject of malnutrition.

The Armband can be used in a range of settings, including by community organisations, care homes and supported housing providers.

The Armband was developed by Age UK Salford through funding provided by the Malnutrition Task Force as part of the Pilot Prevention Programme.

There is more information on Age UK Salford’s website.

Ordering the PaperWeight Armband

The PaperWeight Armband is available free of charge for organisations based in Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport or Salford, funded by the Salford Together Integrated Care Programme and the GMCA Population Health Programme. Please get in touch with Emma Connolly at or 0161 728 2001 to organise training and resources.

For other organisations, there is a cost to order the Armband. Please visit the Age UK Salford website for more information and to download an order form.


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