Falls Awareness Week (England) 2021 | 20th – 26th September

This week marks Falls Awareness week in England, and Care & Repair Cymru – in partnership with Age Cymru and Age Connects – would like to raise awareness of the issue in Wales too.

It is important to talk about falls and acknowledge if there is a problem. Too many older people continue to suffer in silence: there’s no shame in asking for help. 

Our Falls Animation, below, has some key information on how to stay safe and independent at home.

 

Falls are not an inevitable part of growing older, and to reduce your risk of falls you can:

  • Stay active and stay strong;
  • If you fall, tell someone;
  • Watch your step – be aware of trip hazards.

You can find out more information on how to reduce your risk of a fall, visit our Falls Awareness page here.