Description

The Safe Swallowing team is a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who are part of the Learning Disability Health Support team. We support people who have a learning disability and dysphagia (swallowing problems).

Contact

Telephone: 01274 497121

Who is this service for?

This service is for adults over 16 who have a learning disability and dysphagia (swallowing problems), living in the Bradford and Airedale localities.

How can you access this service?

To receive the help and support of our team you can self-refer, this means that you, or your family member, can contact the team direct by phone on 01274 497121.
We also welcome referrals from any health and social care professional or voluntary organisation on 01274 497121.

Where is this service delivered?  

We provide this service at the most convenient location for you in Bradford and Airedale.

“Safe swallowing recipes – A recipe book for people requiring modified diets”

This recipe book was developed jointly by speech and language therapists and dietitians who work as part of the safe swallowing team. The safe swallowing team work with adults with a learning disability who have dysphagia (swallowing problems). It aims to reduce the risks associated with dysphagia and support people to enjoy eating and drinking safely.

The recipe book describes dysphagia, food and fluid consistencies, how to modify food and fluid correctly, high risk foods and a balanced diet. It provides recipes for a variety of breakfasts, main meals, light meals, snacks, vegetable side dishes and puddings.

Each recipe can be modified to any of the consistencies recommended for people with dysphagia. All of the recipes included were prepared and tasted by the authors and the photos taken on-site. The recipes give exact quantities of ingredients needed to modify food to the correct consistency. For example, the method states how many additional tablespoons of sauce are needed to ensure a smooth puree consistency.

Recipe Book Contents

Please note that the recipe book was designed for adults with learning disability who have dysphagia, are nutritionally vulnerable and are at risk of weight loss. Most of the recipes are high in fat and calories therefore may not be suitable for other population groups e.g. children, people with high cholesterol.

The recipe book costs £5 each or for orders of five or more the price is £4 each. This is payable by cheque.

Recipe book contents

Order form

To order a copy of the book please complete the order form and return to:

Library and Health Promotion Resources
Lynfield Mount Hospital
Heights Lane
Bradford
BD9 6DP

For more information contact:
Tel: 01274 223900
Email: library.lynfield@bdct.nhs.uk