Falls Awareness Week 20- 26 September 2021
Do you know how to support someone at risk of falls?
One in three older people fall every year, and younger people are at risk of falls too. The causes of falls are multiple, and the effects can be significant and wide ranging. Everyone can make a difference when it comes to supporting people at risk of falls.
These links provide information on how to reduce the risk of falls, prepare in case you fall and what to do if you have a fall.
- Edinburgh Health and Social Care – Falls Support
- Edinburgh Health and Social Care – Falls in care homes
- NHS Inform – what to do if you fall
- NHS Scotland’s Up and About booklethas lots of information on how to take positive steps to avoid trips and falls.
During falls awareness week, please join us in sharing falls information to help reduce falls this winter.
We challenge you to share these links with at least three people who would benefit from learning more about falls.