Do your staff find mealtimes stressful? Are they constantly having to feed residents to avoid food going everywhere except in their mouths? If so, a new, award-winning, S’up spoon may be the solution. It has a deep cavity which helps to stop food spilling on its journey from the plate to mouth.
The S’up spoon was designed by Grant Douglas with help from 4c Design Company. Grant, who has shaky hands as a result of cerebral palsy, can now enjoy soup and cereal independently. Since being launched in April 2015, over 1700 spoons have been sold to individuals, hospitals, nursing homes and others. It is on permanent display in the Design Museum, London, it won Blackwood Innovative Design of the Year award in 2016 and was featured on BBC 1’s Songs of Praise programme.
The spoon can help anyone who has shaky hands including those who have Parkinson’s disease, Essential tremor, Cerebral palsy and anyone who has developed a tremor as a result of aging or disability.
The spoon is available from www.sup-products.com and costs £12.50 + VAT and delivery, if you order more than 1, subsequent spoons cost £10 each + VAT.