The 'Fall Stop' Service aims to provide support to people over the age of 50 who have experienced a fall or are at risk of falling.
Anyone can have a fall, but older people are more vulnerable and likely to fall, especially if they have a long-term health condition.
Falls are a common, but often overlooked, cause of injury. Around one in three adults over 65 who live at home will have at least one fall a year, and about half of these will have more frequent falls.
Most falls don't result in serious injury. However, there's always a risk that a fall could lead to broken bones, and it can cause the person to lose confidence.
If you've fallen in the past, making changes to reduce your chances of having a fall can also help you overcome any fear of falling.
There are ways you can reduce your risk of having a fall, including making simple changes to your home and doing exercises to improve your strength and balance.
Our Service supports people at risk of falling by providing services which support them to improve their health outcomes as well as enabling them to continue living independently in their own homes for as long as possible.
Our Falls Prevention Navigators are there to offer support and guidance to help you access services across the community that can support you.
The Falls Service also provides weekly Drop in Sessions around the London Borough of Enfield which includes:
Falls Awareness Events / Workshops
Information and Advice in respect of preventing falls
Health Awareness advice
Tai Chi Sessions
For further Information about the Fall Stop Service or would like to know where the nearest Drop In Session is please contact:
Netta Hunt – head of care services
Age UK Enfield
Tel:0208 351 1212