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Evidenced Outcome

Improved staff productivity

Evidence point

85% of staff reported Dining companion volunteers saved them time, with 77% reporting this was 1 hour or more on an average day (n=13)

Additionally, 100% of staff agreed or strongly agreed that volunteer support is helpful in allowing enough time to deliver good quality care (n=13).

Primary beneficiary


Partner organisation

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Volunteering role / intervention

Mealtime support

Evidence strength




March 2022

Dining Companions - Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust - Evaluation Report - March 2022