Each year, around one in three people over the age of 65 has a fall resulting in significant injury. Falls are not an inevitable part of growing older, and there are lots of things you can do to help reduce the risk of falling. This includes speaking to your pharmacist about the medicines you are taking, making simple changes to the home environment, and doing exercises to improve strength and balance.
Find your nearest strength and balance class
Specialist assessment and advice is available from the Falls Prevention Service for those people who have a high fear of falling or a recent history of falling. It is open to anyone who lives in the county, and is made up of a multi-disciplinary team of specialist falls practitioners (including nurses, occupational therapists and physiotherapists, a senior doctor and a podiatrist).
Falls Management Service
From 1 April 2021, a Falls Management Service will be provided directly by Public Health, Northamptonshire.
Find support if you are at risk of a fall
For support with completing our assessment form above you can contact one of our advisors:
North Northamptonshire Council
0300 126 3000
West Northamptonshire Council
0300 126 7000
Prior to being assessed by the Falls Management Service, we recommend that you undertake the self-assessment tool on the
'Steady on Your Feet' website.
This assessment will provide you with a personalised plan to address any risk areas, as well as providing helpful advice and suggestions to further reduce your risk of falls. The findings from the self-assessment tool can be discussed with the Northamptonshire Falls Management Service when you are assessed.