Falls Prevention Pack Launched

Published: 09-12-2014
Falls Prevention Pack Launched

A new Falls Prevention Pack aimed at reducing the number of falls in sheltered housing was launched this week.

The packs have been funded by a successful £10,000 bid from Releasing Community Capacity after the Falls Collaborative identified an increase in falls within sheltered housing in North East Lincolnshire.

The Falls Collaborative Team from Hope Specialist Service, part of Care Plus Group, launched their new Falls Prevention packs on Monday, December 8 at Chatteris House Sheltered Housing on Cromwell Road, Grimsby with a pie and peas lunch.

The launch was a great success attended by staff and volunteers at Hope Street and representatives from Shoreline Housing. Over 30 residents of Chatteris House and Matthew Quin House enjoyed a Pie & Peas/Fish & Chips lunch and Sylvia Leary (Hope Collaborative Facilitator) and Irene Grainger ( Physiotherapist) of Hope street talked through the contents of the pack. Feedback from the residents was that the pack would be of great use to them as it contains a lot of useful tips and information on cutting down the risks and hazards that may cause them to fall.  

Sylvia Leary, Falls/Hope Collaborative Facilitator at Hope Specialist Service said:
“The Falls Prevention Packs are designed to help people in sheltered housing greatly reduce their risk of falling and becoming isolated and empowering them to improve their own health and wellbeing. The packs have been designed over a period of 6 months based on a consultation process and inclusion of older people from sheltered schemes and also staff and volunteers at the Hope Specialist Services.”

“At Hope Street we recognise the negative impact a fall can have on a person’s health and wellbeing which is why we do so much work to try to prevent falls occurring. These packs are another way we are working with local older people at risk of falls to reduce this risk.”

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