Falls Prevention Week

Falls are not an inevitable result of old age. Falls and fractures in older people are a costly and often preventable health issue.  Falls Prevention Week is an annual event which aims to provide information to help people to understand what they can do to prevent a fall, as well as to highlight the variety of local services available to help

The Y&H Falls Prevention Network is actively promoting Falls Awareness week by sharing a range of free learning resources from 01-08 October.  The resources will be released on each day and will cover the following:

Thursday 1 October 2020:  Healthy Ageing & Care Homes

Friday 2 October:  Bone Health, Strength & Balance

Monday 5 October:  Eye Health, Mobility

Tuesday 6 October:  Housing, Home Hazards

Wednesday 7 October:  Social Isolation, De-conditioning

Thursday 8 October:  Where to find help

STOP PRESS: We also have a couple of free webinars available for you to book now:

Falls Prevention - 02 October 2020, 11:30am to 1pm

This webinar was delivered by specialists from the Leeds Public Health team and the Falls leads from Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust as well as representatives from across the West Yorkshire Falls Network.

A recording from the webinar can be found below:

https://youtu.be/2QgYQf11xCM