Staying Active to help prevent Falls

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Course Types
This two hour training session is aimed at those working with older adults, with a view to raising awareness about falls and looking at how physical activity has a role in falls prevention.

It is relevant to colleagues in a range of settings; eg community/voluntary groups, Adult Social Care, homecare services, seniors’ housing and leisure facilities.
Start Date
Monday 15 August 2022
End Date
Monday 15 August 2022
14:00 - 16:00
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes
By the end of this course, you will have:

  • An understanding of the key messages regarding falls prevention

  • An understanding of the recommended activity guidelines and how they can be  put into practice

  • An understanding of evidence-based strength and balance exercises designed to help prevent falls

  • Knowledge of  current opportunities for older people to be active and to do strength and balance activities

  • An opportunity to network with other colleagues from a range of  settings 

Additional information
The session will include:
  • Information on the Falls Awareness/Prevention agenda in Brighton & Hove
  • Information on the current Chief Medical Officer guidelines around physical activity
  • The value of muscle strengthening and balance work in relation to falls prevention
  • Information about strength and balance exercises designed to reduce the risk of falls
  • Information on opportunities for older people to be physically active locally
  • Sharing of knowledge around working with older people
  • Sharing of resources
Target Audience
Adult Social Care Providers / Assessment Services (BHCC) / Brighton & Hove City Council Staff / Care Homes / Care Managers / Carers / CVS / Fire Service / Home Care Providers / Housing Services / Learning Disability Services / Mental Health Services / Nursing Homes / Occupational Therapists / Police & Probation / Social Workers
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Microsoft Teams, online learning session
Event Trainers
Claire Chappell / Angelika Wydra
Pricing Bands
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