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Health for older people

Falls

Falls and their related injuries are a common and serious problem for older people. People aged 65 and older have the highest risk of falling.  Having a fall can cause, pain, injury, loss of confidence and can be fatal.

Falls are estimated to cost the NHS more than £2.3 billion per year and can have an impact on quality of life, health and healthcare costs.1

We provide strength and balance classes which can help to improve your strength, balance and confidence.

What you can do to prevent falls

STOP and CARE

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1 From: NICE Guidance (2013): Falls: Assessment and Prevention of Falls in Older People.

Useful contacts - falls

NHS Choices: Falls prevention

Age UK: Falls, prevention and exercise

NHS Choices: Workplace health

Contact us

Public Health
Wiltshire Council
County Hall
Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14 8JN

Email: publichealth@wiltshire.gov.uk

Phone: 0300 003 4566