Falls Prevention

Falls and injuries associated with falls are common for people aged 65 years and over. The reason why a person falls can be due to physical, environmental and medical risk factors. Falling is NOT an inevitable part of getting older. Research has shown that by assessing for risks to an individual and then dealing with each, the risk of having a fall can be reduced and falls prevented.

The Falls Prevention Service offers:

  • Level 2 multifactorial falls assessment
  • Falls prevention advice – general advice can be found in the Falls Prevention Advice Booklet
  • Onward referral to other services and professionals if required
  • Access to strength and balance exercise programmes at various locations across the Trust

  • Eligibility

    The service is available to individuals who meet the following criteria:

    • Age 65 years and over
    • Lives in the community (not residential or nursing home)
    • Lives within South Eastern HSC Trust area
    • Has had a recent fall/recurrent falls in the last year/very concerned about falling
    • Changes to your walking and balance
  • Self- Referral Form
  • Useful Links