Staying steady on your feet and safe at home
As we age, the chances of suffering a fall increase. This can affect your confidence, your balance and make even short trips to the shops or to visit friends a challenge.
If you are concerned about falling, or have already had a fall, Ealing’s falls prevention programme is here to help. There are programmes to help improve your balance, a handyperson's service to help make your home safer, and a personal alarm service to alert a friend or the ambulance service if you've fallen.
Balance and strength classes are free, however there may be a charge for some home repairs and monitoring services.
Services on offer include:
- A free strength and balance programme. You can sign up directly, and if you have a friend who also is concerned about their balance, bring them too.
- Equipment and adaptations service can give you advice. Following an assessment they may make small adjustments or install equipment into your home to make it safer.
- Ealing Careline is a personal alarm and monitoring service. There is a nominal fee and costs vary based on level of service.
- Ealing's handyperson scheme can help with minor jobs around your home from fixing light bulbs to repairing broken stair treads.
These programmes are available through a partnership between Ealing Council, Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS based services and local community groups.