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Falls Awareness elearning

You can complete short eLearning courses on Falls Awareness and the Benefits of Exercise for older people online.

Falls Prevention Training Courses

Our Strictly No Falling Team offer a range of courses to meet different needs. Click the + signs below to view more information.

Every Movement Matters (Always)

  • Available to care home and day service staff across Derbyshire.
  • Gain an understanding of how to facilitate functional movement sessions for older, frailer adults.
  • Delivered online and face to face.
  • Course length: 2 days + some independent learning hours.
  • Contact lindsey.coombs@ageukdd.org.uk or emma.richards@ageukdd.org.uk for more information and to request an application form.

YMCA Accredited Qualification in Delivering Chair Based Exercise (Level 2)

  • Open to applications. Previous delegates have included: community group leaders, fitness instructors, care home and day service staff.
  • Delivered face to face, with a significant commitment to independent study required.
  • Course length: 4.5 tutorial days delivered over 8 weeks + significant independent learning time.
  • Leading to a nationally recognised qualification in planning and delivering Chair Based Exercise.
  • Contact administration@ageukdd.org.uk for more information and to request an application form.

OTAGO Exercise Programme Leader Training

  • Open to those who have completed the Chair Based Exercise course or an equivalent level 2 fitness qualification.
  • Delivered online and face to face.
  • Course length: 2 days
  • Leading to a non-accredited qualification in delivering the Otago strength and balance exercise programme.
  • Contact jo.briggs@ageukdd.org.uk for more information and to request an application form.

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.