This article discusses how services for people receiving enteral nutrition via a nasogastric or gastrostomy tube at home are organised. The home enteral nutrition team's role is also explored. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence outlines the need for nutritional support in adults to be high quality and cost effective. It is important therefore that local services are able to provide people receiving enteral nutrition with safe and effective care that they consider satisfactory. The discussion is pertinent to nurses caring for older people because gastrostomy tube placement is increasingly common in people aged over 60. A gastrostomy tube is the usual route by which enteral nutrition is given in the community.