if you are unsteady on your feet and have had little trips and falls it is important to address the causes and reduce your falls risk. If you have had a couple of falls or more in the last year or fearful of falling we recommend you to undertake the falls programme prior to undertaking the Better Bones exercise programme. The Kingston Falls Service offers free assessments and exercise programmes that are specifically designed to reduce individuals risk of falls.
You could be eligible for the Falls Service if you are registered with a GP within the Royal Borough of Kingston and meet any of the following criteria:
- If you are fearful of falling
- Have had two or more falls or in the past year
- Have had a fall that resulted in an injury.
To find out more about the falls programme or to register your interest with the Kingston Falls Service, please call 0208 274 7088. To learn more about falls prevention, please see Age UK Staying Steady Booklet.