Falls Prevention

The Redbridge Integrated Falls Service works with older people and community groups to reduce falls resulting in serious injury.

The facts
  • One in three people over the age of 65 fall each year and this increases to one in two for the over 80 group
  • Falls are the biggest cause of accidents in the home
  • The good news is that falls are not an inevitable part of getting older and many can be prevented
  • Taking action to improve balance and making your environment safer can reduce the chances of a fall or, at least, the long term impact of a fall.
What are we doing?
  • We are working with older people and community groups to reduce the number of falls that result in serious injury and to help older people to continue to live independently
  • We provide information sessions and literature on what individuals can do to improve their balance
  • We will refer people on if it appears that they would benefit from further support or intervention
  • We are increasing the opportunities for exercise in the borough
  • We organise events to promote the general wellbeing of older people
  • We are working in partnership with Redbridge Health and the London Borough of Redbridge to develop the service further.