Information on how to reduce your risk of falling at home and what to do if you have a fall.
Why falls matter
Anyone can fall, but find out why older people are at higher risk and why it may be more serious
Causes of falls
Find out the risk factors that could increase your risk of falling
Falls and dementia
Find out how symptoms of dementia can put you at a higher risk of falls and what you can do to help.
Fear and anxiety about falling
Fear of falling
Find out what you can do to prevent a fear of falling from affecting your confidence and stopping you from doing things you enjoy.
How to deal with anxiety about falling
Learning to manage your fear and knowing what to do if you fall can improve your confidence and quality of life.
Relaxation techniques to help prevent falls
Relaxation techniques like breathing exercises can help reduce your anxiety levels
Looking after your feet to help prevent falls
Preventing common foot problems and finding the right footwear can help prevent falls
Strength and balance exercises
Simple exercise videos you can practice at home that can help reduce your risk of falls
Bone health and falls
Keeping your bones healthy can make a big difference to the effect of a fall
Prevent falls by looking after your vision and hearing
Vision changes and hearing loss caused by ageing can increase your risk of falling
How to manage your medication to help prevent falls
Find out how to manage your medication to ensure side effects don't increase your risk of falling
Moving around safely to help prevent falls
Advice on how you can continue to get around safely without having to worry about falling
How to eat well to help prevent falls
Eating healthily is important for your overall health and wellbeing, but it can also help to prevent falls
Keeping active to help prevent falls
Find out how to keep active and what activities you can do to reduce your risk of falls
Dealing with a fall
Help and support
When and where to get help if you've had a fall
Advice on when and where to get support if you've had a fall, and what you can do to prevent yourself from falling again.
Falls risk screening
A falls risk screening can identify ways to reduce your risk of falling.
Technology enabled care
Information on services that use technology to support people to live safely and independently in their own homes, and can be helpful to people at risk of falls.