We provide practical advice to help prevent falls among older people in Derbyshire.
"The help and support I have had through the SNF community classes has given me my independence back. We have fun at the classes and the exercises have helped me walk with just my walking stick."
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” 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
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.
- Falls Prevention information
- Advice on how to access “Strictly No Falling” accredited falls prevention classes
- Falls Awareness Days
- 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
Anyone can refer themselves for the falls prevention service. Referrals are also encouraged from GPs or A&E departments.
The classes are run by independent instructors therefore charges may vary.
For more information about activities in your area which can help to improve your strength and balance visit:
For further information, please contact the Falls Prevention Service Advisor for this area:
Name: Jo Briggs
Mobile: 07837 277252