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Falls Prevention

Our falls prevention service known as "the Balance Programme" provides information and support to older people in Trafford who have fallen or are at risk of falls. Our Co-ordinator is a fully qualified postural stability instructor.

The purpose of our service is to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions or readmission by helping reduce the occurance of falls in the older populaton of Trafford whether they live in the community or in a care home.

We will continue to develop this service over time but at present we provide:

Postural stability class
8 Week programme by assessment only, for adults who are at risk of falling. Evidence based exercises for staying active and reducing the chance of falling. 

Maintenance fit
An 8 week follow on programme for those completing the initial postural stability programme. 

Healthy Hips & Hearts
Exercise session to help with general everyday life. The sessions aim to improve overall wellbeing, fitness, and increase social interations but are not time limited. 

Day Time Class Name Location
Monday 10.15am to 11.15am Postural stability class Limelight, 1 St Brides Way, Old Trafford M16 9NW.
Monday 3.00pm to 4.00pm Postural stability class All Saints Church, Hale Road, Altrincham, WA15 8SP.
Tuesday 9.30am to 10.15am Healthy Hip & Hearts Age UK Trafford, The Sharples Building, 1-3 Church Road, Urmston, M41 9EH.
Tuesday 11.45am to 12.45pm Postural stability class Age UK Trafford, The Sharples Building, 1-3 Church Road, Urmston, M41 9EH.
Wedneday 10.00am to 11.00am Maintenance fit class Age UK Trafford, The Sharples Building, 1-3 Church Road, Urmston, M41 9EH.
Wednesday 12.00pm to 12.45pm Postural stability class Fiona Gardens, 29 Atkinson Road, Sale M33 6GG.
Wedneday 1.30pm to 2.30pm Maintenance fit class Fiona Gardens, 29 Atkinson Road, Sale M33 6GG.
Thursday 10.30am to 11.15am Postural stability class Elkin Court, 42a Hardwick Road, Partington M31 4DT.

Download our free information leaflet about Fall Prevention

Classes are free for 8 weeks – we may make a £2.00 charge per session thereafter

Additional Support is offered from Age UK Trafford by delivering bespoke programmes in care homes for staff and residents where appropriate.

We also work closely with Trafford Council, Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group, Trafford Leisure and Pennine Care on developing a comprehensive falls pathway across Trafford.

For further information contact our Falls Prevention Co-ordinator, Tom Snape
phone: 0161 672 9642
or email: tom.snape@ageuktrafford.org.uk