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Falls Awareness Week takes place every year in June. This year’s Falls Awareness Week will be held on 17- 21 June 2013 and the theme is healthy feet.
Through local events and national media coverage, Falls Awareness Week offers an opportunity for older people, relatives and carers to find out more about falls and take part in the local classes and services that can help to prevent them. Anyone working with older people or in falls service can hold an event, and no event is too big or too small. We have a range of resources designed to help you hold a Falls Awareness Week event.
‘We have participated in Falls Awareness Week annually and find it to be a positive experience for publicising the service, advising on safety issues and team building.'
What to do if you want to run an event or information stall:
Step 1: Find out more
The action pack outlines everything you need to know about running an event, including ideas for activities and the resources available. The Healthy Feet supplement highlights more information on this year’s theme ‘Best Foot Forward.’
Download our new Falls Awareness Week Action Pack (PDF 1.2MB)
Download our Healthy Feet Supplement (PDF 886KB)
Hardcopies can be ordered by e-mailing email@example.com
Step 2: Register your event & order your free promotional resources
Once you’ve read the action pack, you can order promotional resources, such as posters, flyers, banners and balloons, by completing our online registration form.
Register your event online
You’ll then start to receive our Preventing Falls e-bulletin with links to more information and resources, including a template press release and quick guide to working with the media.
Extra resources found in the action pack and themed supplement:
Foot and ankle home exercise programme (PDF 344KB)
Falls Awareness Week action pack reference list (PDF 99KB)
For Falls Awareness Week 2013, we have produced a leaflet aimed at older people on how to look after their feet to reduce their risk of falling:
Best Foot Forward (PDF 536KB)
You can also download and print extra resources, including:
Facts about falls (PDF 87KB)
Boost Your Bones quiz and factsheet (PDF 223KB)
Top Tips for Staying Steady (PDF 211KB)
Falls Awareness Week template media release (Word 22KB)
A Quick Step Guide to Working with the Media (PDF 19KB)
FRAT (Falls Risk Assessment Tool) (Word 41KB)
Falls Awareness Week A3 promotional poster (PDF 89KB)
Falls Awareness Week A5 promotional flyer (PDF 86KB)
We also have self- assessment tools that older people and professionals can use to assess and reduce the risk of falling:
Make Your Home Falls Free checklist (PDF 831KB)
Your Falls Free Plan(PDF 1.25MB)
For further information on Falls Awareness Week and our work on falls prevention, or to sign up to our Preventing Falls e-bulletin, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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