We provide practical advice to help prevent falls among older people in Derbyshire.

About the Falls Prevention Service in Derbyshire

The Falls Prevention service is funded by Derbyshire County Council – delivered by Age UK Derby and Derbyshire working in partnership with Derbyshire Community Health Services (DCHS).


Strictly No Falling logo“Strictly No Falling” brings together Derby and Derbyshire health and social care organisations that aim to reduce falls in older people. Adult care, NHS, Leisure services  the voluntary sector and housing associations provide a range of activities, services and information to help people improve their mobility, strength and balance and reduce their risk of falling

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Who is it for?

The falls prevention service is for all older people who are at risk of falls.

Our service is also for older people who have fallen and need some support to develop better mobility.

What do we offer?

  • Falls Prevention information
  • Advice on  how to access “Strictly No Falling” accredited falls prevention classes
  • Falls Awareness Days 

What are the benefits?

chair based exercise

  • Improved physical ability
  • Raised Falls awareness
  • Reduced risk of hip fractures
  • Strength and balance improved
  • Reduced need for long term care and support
  • Raised awareness of personal safety at home
  • More independence and improved quality of life

Who can use the service?

Anyone can refer themselves for the falls prevention service. Referrals are also encouraged from GPs or A&E departments.

How much does it cost?

The classes are run by independent instructors therefore charges may vary.

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How do I find out more?

For more information about activities in your area which can help to improve your strength and balance visit:

www.ageuk.org.uk/derbyandderbyshire/snfclasses

Strictly No Falling logoFor further information, please contact the Falls Prevention Service Advisor for this area:

Name: Jo Briggs

Mobile: 07837 277252

Email: fallsprevention@ageukderbyandderbyshire.org.uk

Further information