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Falls Prevention Resource Hub

Here you'll find useful guidance and advice to either reduce your own risk of falling, or for those working with older people.

Steady On... Stay SAFE

  • 8 Myths About Falls (eng)

    8 Myths about falls

    Part of our national falls awareness campaign, Steady On... Stay SAFE, debunking the myth that falls are an inevitable part of growing older.

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  • Steady On ... Stay SAFE briefing (eng)

    Steady On ... Stay SAFE briefing

    A briefing explaining how to get involved with the Ageing Well in Wales national falls awareness campaign, Steady On... Stay SAFE. To order a campaign pack, contact us at ageingwell@olderpeoplewales.com.

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  • Steady On ... Stay SAFE poster (eng)

    Steady On ... Stay SAFE Poster

    A poster used to support the Ageing Well in Wales national falls awareness campaign, Steady On... Stay SAFE. Can be printed in A4 or A3 sizes. Has a space to advertise your service or group.

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  • Steady On ... Stay SAFE postcard (eng)

    Steady On ... Stay SAFE Postcard

    A printable version of the postcard used to support the Ageing Well in Wales national falls awareness campaign, Steady On... Stay SAFE. Has a space to advertise your service or group.

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Falls Prevention Exercises

  • ProFouND Stay Strong Stay Steady Flash Mob - video (eng)

    People from all over Europe demonstrating simple strength and balance exercises in support of the Stay Strong Stay Steady falls prevention campaign from ProFouND

  • Timed up and go test - video (eng)

    Short film from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy demonstrating the timed up and go test, which can quickly assess whether someone is at an increased risk of falling.

  • Physical activity guidelines for older adults (eng)

    Physical activity guidelines for older adults

    Department of Health recommendations and guidelines on exercise of over 65s.

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  • Balance exercises for older people (eng)

    Balance exercises for older people

    Simple exercises that can be carried out at home from NHS Choices to improve your balance and help reduce your risk of falling.

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  • Flexibility exercises for older people (eng)

    Flexibility exercises for older people

    Simple exercises that can be carried out at home from NHS Choices to improve your flexibility and help reduce your risk of falling.

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  • Sitting exercises for older people (eng)

    Sitting exercises for older people

    Simple chair-based exercises from NHS Choices to help reduce your risk of falling.

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  • Strength exercises for older people (eng)

    Strength exercises for older people

    Simple exercises that can be carried out at home from NHS Choices to improve your strength and help reduce your risk of falling.

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For Older People

  • Top tips on preventing trips, slips and falls (eng)

    Top tips on preventing trips, slips and falls

    Simple, practical advice from Care & Repair Cymru on avoiding accidents.

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  • Get up and go (eng)

    Get up and go

    Practical advice and guidance on how to reduce your risk of falling from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

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  • Avoiding slips, trips & falls (eng)

    Avoiding slips, trips & falls

    Practical guide from Age Cymru.

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  • Staying steady (eng)

    Staying steady

    Handy booklet from Age Cymru on how to reduce your risk of falling.

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  • Housing adaptations: The key to independent living for older people (eng)

    Housing adaptations: The key to independent living for older people

    Information and help on housing repairs and adaptions from Care & Repair.

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  • We're talking about your generation (eng)

    We're talking about your generation

    Advice on how to keep healthy longer from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

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  • Staying Steady, staying positive (eng)

    Staying steady, staying positive

    How to cope with and overcome anxiety over the risk of falling from NHS Manchester.

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  • Falls prevention guide (eng)

    Falls Prevention guide

    Comprehensive falls prevention advice and guidance from SCVS.

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For Professionals

  • Stop - Think Falls (eng)

    Stop - Think Falls

    Great poster highlighting key elements of helping to be aware of and prevent falls. Produced by Oliver Williams at Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.

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  • Preventing falls in older people (eng)

    Preventing falls in older people

    NICE public information on reducing the likelihood of falls for older people.

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  • Reducing harm from falls (eng)

    Reducing harm from falls

    How to guide from 1,000 Lives Improvement Service on how the NHS in Wales can best reduce the number of falls of older people living in the community.

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  • Best practice exercise guidance for older people at risk of a fall (eng)

    Best practice guidance for older people at risk of a fall

    Guidance from Public Health Wales for anyone who works with older people.

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  • Assessment & prevention of falls in older people (eng)

    Assessment & prevention of falls in older people

    NICE clinical guidelines and best practice advice for those caring for older people at risk of falling

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  • Don't mention the F word (eng)

    Don't mention the F word

    Advice to practitioners on communicating falls prevention information to older people from Age UK.

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  • Falls & fractures: Effective interventions in health and social care (eng)

    Falls & fractures: Effective interventions in health & social care

    Department of Health guidance on preventing falls.

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  • Preventing falls in older people living in the community (eng)

    Preventing falls in older people living in the community

    Guidance from Public Health Wales on how the NHS in Wales can best reduce the number of falls by older people in the communities.

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  • Stop falling: Start saving lives and money (eng)

    Stop falling: Start saving lives and money

    Age UK campaign to reduce the number of falls experienced by older people.

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  • The burden of injury in Wales: Falls (eng)

    The burden of injury in Wales: Falls

    Report from Public Health Wales on the costs of falls to the NHS in Wales.

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