Guide to reducing your risk of falls

5. Strength, confidence and history of falls

  • Have you fallen in the last year?
  • Do you have problems with your strength and balance when walking?
  • Do you have a fear of falling?

If any of the above apply, please call Health and Social Care Connect on 0345 60 80 191.

The adviser will direct you to services that can help to reduce your risk of falling. This might include:

  • Information and advice
  • Referral for further assessment by a falls practitioner or consultant
  • Setting strength and balance exercises to help improve your mobility and confidence
  • A review of hazards within your home and the offer of equipment or adaptations to reduce your risk

More information and advice

Contact Age UK on 0800 169 6565 to request a copy of their ‘Staying Steady’ leaflet or download it here.

Sign up for free with FutureLearn to take their online course ‘Ageing Well: Falls’, delivered by experts from Newcastle University.

SAGA, along with Public Health England, have produced a leaflet titled ′Get Up And Go’, a guide to staying steady on one’s feet. Information on falls is also available from the falls pages on the NHS website.

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