Many people worry about falling, usually in relation to a disability, or as they get older. If you worry about falling there are a number of things you can do to improve your mobility and reduce your risk of falling.
Ealing falls prevention programme
If you are concerned about falling, or have already had a fall, Ealing’s falls prevention programme is here to help. There are exercise 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.
Take action to reduce your risk of falling as soon as you start to worry about it. The sooner you take action to more likely you are to reduce the chance of falling.
You can reduce your risk of falling through:
- 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.
- Doing some exercises and stretches at home to help you stay active and mobile. You can find out about exercises to do at home in the get up and go, strength and balance booklet
- Purchasing equipment or making small adaptations to your home to reduce the risk of you falling when at home and out and about.
- 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, installing handrails 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.
Balance and strength classes are free, however there may be a charge for some home repairs and monitoring services.