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Falls Awareness Training events

Find out when the next training sessions will be taking place and book your place online

FREE Falls Awareness Training 

Available to individuals, groups and communities across Derbyshire!

Book onto our pre-arranged sessions via the link below, or get in touch to discuss bespoke group sessions.

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Falls Friends Training (60 mins) will equip you to:

-     Identify risk factors for yourself and others

-     Learn about simple ways to address these

-     Feel more confident discussing and informally signposting others to falls prevention pathways

-     Make small, clear commitments for personal or local actions you can take to help reduce falls risk

-     Consider holding a Falls Awareness event

 

Falls Ambassadors Training (90 mins) will equip you to:

-      Identify risk factors for yourself and others

-      Learn about simple ways to address these

-      Feel more confident raising the subject of falls with your volunteers, staff and service users

-      Signpost others to falls prevention pathways

-      Consider falls risk factors when completing dynamic and written risk assessments in a workplace setting

-      Make clear commitments for local and organisational actions you can take to help reduce falls risk

-      Consider holding a Falls Awareness event (information about small grants to support this will be offered in the training)

 

Funded by Derbyshire County Council

 

Which course is right for you?

Falls Friends sessions may be suitable for...

  • Lone workers or office workers in environments with no older people
  • Individuals wishing to attend the course for general interest
  • Older individuals either at risk of falling or in case of falls risk for self or peers
  • Patient participation groups
  • People caring for family or friends
  • Lunch club volunteer with no direct attendee contact i.e. cooks
  • Hospitality staff
  • Pharmacy assistants
  • Charity shop volunteers
  • Retail staff

Falls Ambassadors sessions may be suitable for ...

  • Day centre staff and volunteers
  • Care home and day service cleaners
  • Patient participation group coordinators
  • Lunch club volunteers interacting directly with attendees
  • GP surgery receptionists
  • Community care staff
  • Pharmacists
  • Care agency office staff
  • Head teachers with some older staff
  • Community sector managers
  • Office managers
  • Trustees
  • Volunteer supervisors
  • Shop managers
  • Day centre managers
  • Practice managers

To find out more

If you can’t find a course at a convenient time, have questions about which course would be appropriate for you, or would like to book a bespoke session for a group of staff, volunteers or peers, get in touch with us and we’d be happy to help:

You can email fallsawareness@ageukdd.org.uk or call:

Sue Sheldon – 07875 427921

 Lindsey Coombs – 07745 273333

Getting it right for you

We believe you deserve the best possible service and if that has been your experience, please let us know. If you feel our service has failed to meet the high standards you deserve and should expect please make a complaint. We welcome complaints which can help us learn and improvements can help reward good work and encourage others to strive for the best performance.

To make a complaint or compliment contact: Katy Pugh, Chief Executive, Age UK Derby and Derbyshire, 29A Market Place, Heanor, Derbyshire. DE75 7EG

Safeguarding adults

If you have any concerns about whether an older person, or yourself, is being abused or neglected, please see our safeguarding adults page for help. We are committed to preventing the abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults.

Useful documents to download

The document below gives loads of tips and advice on how to stay independent and things you can do to prevent falls. Includes exercises and how to get up correctly if you do fall.

Other information you may find helpful