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Exercises at home

To help you keep active at home, our SNF team have put together a series of short videos with simple exercises to help improve your mobility, cardiovascular fitness, balance, strength and flexibility.

Strictly No Falling evaluation conducted by Nottingham University 2021-2022

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

Strictly no falling logo

photo (c) Brett Trafford Photography 2018

Watch the Strictly No Falling film which shows how the service can make a difference.

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?

  • 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.

Exercise guides

Download the Age UK Strength and Balance Exercise Guide

Or visit for some video guides

How do I find out more?

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

Strictly No Falling logoFor general information, please contact our Falls Prevention Service Co-ordinator:

Name: Jo Briggs

Mobile: 07837 277252


If you need to send personal or sensitive information about a client or user, please use the following secure email address instead:

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.

Malnutrition in older people

One in ten people aged over 65 in the UK (1.3 million) is malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. Launching on the International Day of Older Persons, the first ever UK Malnutrition Awareness Week seeks to raise awareness of the ‘hidden’ problem of malnutrition in older people.

If you are worried about an older relative, friend or neighbour, have a conversation with them about their food intake and appetite.

Find out more about malnutrition self-screening here:

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.