Who are we?
We are a group of specially trained community volunteers who provide advice and information on how to prevent and reduce falls amongst the elderly. We work alongside health professionals and with the police, local authorities and other local organisations.
As part of the Support to Care Homes project, our team provides specialist falls prevention training to care home staff, covering falls risk factors, fearing of falling, the impact of falling, walking aids, feet and footwear, eyesight, hearing, balance, exercise, osteoporosis, medication and hydration.
FALLS PREVENTION TRAINING FOR CARE HOME STAFF IS CURRENTLY BEING PROVIDED AS AN ONLINE PACKAGE.
STAFF MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE A TRAINING CERTIFICATE UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF AN ONLINE MULTIPLE CHOICE TEST.
What do we do in the community?
For more information, please contact the Falls Prevention Collaborative team – Sylvia Leary, Julie Lewis or Gary Dean – on 01472 313400
The Health & Wellbeing Team based at Queen Street Centre secured funding from the Commissioners, the Integrated Care Board, to support in raising the uptake