FALLS PREVENTION PROGRAM
300,000 adults aged 65+
in Gloucestershire are at risk of falling.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
There are 300,000 adults aged 65+ in Gloucestershire who are at risk of falling. The impact of falls on this age group is significant to their physical and mental health, confidence and social wellbeing.
The programme was launched in April 2018 and will:
Look at new ways to support older adults by identifying where the greatest risks of falls lie
Look at the people who are already close to older adults, who can help to eliminate risks, including not just health and physical activity specialists but family, friends and other people in the wider community
The programmes starts by providing training in methods that impact behaviour, using a model designed by University College London. It will also involve extensive mapping and analyses, supported by the University of Gloucestershire.
For more information contact programme leader Sarah Haden-Godwin