Falls Prevention

Falls are not an inevitable result of old age. Falls and fractures in older people are a costly and often preventable health issue.  The Y&H Falls Prevention Network have assembled a range of free falls prevention resources which can be accessed tabs below.

Yorkshire and Humber Falls Awareness Week 2021 runs from 27th September to 3rd October (incorporating International Day of Older Persons on Friday 1st October). This year’s activities will be largely run online – please use the resources below to promote the week on social media and follow using the hashtag #YHFalls2021.

A free virtual strength and balance class is be delivered on Wednesday 29th September at 1.00pm. The 1hr exercise class will be delivered by Leon Wormley, Level 4 Exercise Specialist, and will be streamed live over Zoom.  Leon’s mum will be joining him so that they can demonstrate a variety of seated and standing exercises. To register and book a place visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/virtual-live-strength-and-balance-class-tickets-169974431099

A Physical Activity Clinical Champions training focused on the needs of older adults on 30th September is now sold out, but please contact Timothy Howells if you would like to register interest for future training sessions.

As part of Falls Awareness week 2020, a webinar was delivered by specialists from the Leeds Public Health team, the Falls leads from Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and representatives from across the West Yorkshire Falls Network.  A recording of this webinar can be accessed by the link below:

https://youtu.be/2QgYQf11xCM