You can get advice, help and even special classes to help you stay on your feet from your local NHS Falls Prevention Service. The service is free and open to anyone living in Westminster or the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea who:-
- has had a history of falls
- is worried about falling
- has had a low-impact fracture or osteoporosis
- has trouble with walking or balance.
Specialist staff will look at your individual situation and refer you to the most appropriate service to help you avoid falls. You may receive advice on changing the way you do things so that you stay safe, physiotherapy to help improve your walking, or you may be offered equipment which will help you with walking and getting about your home.
The Falls Prevention Service have produced a leaflet telling you about the service
The fear of falling can leave many people feeling anxious, and reluctant to lead a full and active life. The Falls Prevention Service have also produced a guide on the effects of anxiety and how to manage fear of falling.
Kensington and Chelsea
The Age UK Kensington & Chelsea Safe At Home Project provides support to people who, due to health reasons or their living conditions, are at risk of falling within their homes. They advise on Falls Prevention & Decluttering