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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. 

Strength and Balance Exercise Classes
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. 

Download the Falls Prevention Service information

Day Time Class Name Location
Monday 10.15am to 11.00am Postural stability class (Referral only) Limelight, 1 St Brides Way, Old Trafford M16 9NW.
Monday 3.00pm to 4.00pm Postural stability class (Referral only) All Saints Church, Hale Road, Altrincham, WA15 8SP.
Tuesday 12.15pm to 1.00pm Maintenance class

All Saints Church, Hale Road, Altrincham, WA15 8SP.

Wednesday 9.30am to 10.15am  Strength & Balance Exercise class Age UK Trafford, The Sharples Building, 1-3 Church Road, Urmston, M41 9EH.
Wednesday 10.30am to 11.15am Postural stability class (Referral only)
Age UK Trafford, The Sharples Building, 1-3 
Church Road, Urmston, M41 9EH. 
10.45am to 11.45am
12.00pm to 12.45pm
Postural stability class x2 (Referral only) Salvation Army, Kitty Wheeldon Gardens, Sale.
Wednesday 1pm to 2pm Maintenance class

Fiona Gardens, Sale

Thursday 10.30am to 11.15am Postural stability class (Referral only) Elkin Court, 42a Hardwick Road, Partington M31 4DT.
Friday 10am to 11am  Strength & Balance Exercise class
Fiona Gardens, Sale
Friday 11am to 11.45am Postural stability class (Referral only)
Online – by Zoom 
For assessment and the Zoom link details) 
Friday 1.30pm Maintenance Class
Altrincham Leisure Centre (moving to Tesco Community Room in Altrincham 2023)
Friday 1.40pm to 2.30pm Strength & Balance Exercise class
Limelight, 1 St Brides Way, Old Trafford M16 9NW. (residents only)

The referral classes are free for 8 weeks. After that and for all other classes there is a contribution of £3.50.

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

For further information contact our Falls Prevention Co-ordinator, Tom Snape
: 0161 672 9642


We also work closely with Trafford CouncilTrafford Integrated Care Partnership and Trafford Leisure on developing a comprehensive falls pathway across Trafford.

Our partners at Trafford Leisure provide additional falls prevention classes at the following venues,

Altrincham Leisure Centre (moved to Tesco Community Room in Altrincham whilst the Leisure Centre is being redeveloped, Manor Road, Altrincham, WA15 9QT)

Sale Leisure Centre, Broad Road, Sale, M33 2AL

Urmston Move Leisure Centre, Bowfell Road, Urmston, M41 5RR

For further information on Trafford Leisure classes please visit the website or call Trafford Leisure on 0161 749 2570


Online Exercise Videos

Please see our latest gentle exercise videos to help with postural stability and to help maintain your strength and balance and reduce your risk of falls.