Sycamore Close Falls AssessmentIdentifying the risk factors associated with tripping and falling. Helping to maintain independence after a fall.
Benefit of health promotion and opportunistic interventions.
Health promotion supports personal and social development and enables people to take more control over their own health. Providing information and screening are some examples of health promotion. Giving people access to relevant and accurate health information puts them in a better position to make healthier choices for prevention and self-management of conditions. Qualitative data shows that opportunistic and community-based screening opportunities can reach people who would not have accessed screening otherwise.
South Manchester Community Service.
To give strength and balance after a fall.
To demonstrate how to avoid mishaps, how to get off the floor after a fall, how to stand up from the chair with good balance.
"I would like to say that sycamore has really fallen on their feet since our paths crossed with Sadie. She managed to arranged a long needed demo from the falls team, showing what to do if we had a fall... Sadie has helped signpost us to various funding opportunities. We have successfully been awarded £3k of funding for Sycamore Close residents group which we are eager to start using when the lockdown is over. Without Sadie we could not have done what we have and we are very grateful for her expertise and help here at sycamore close..."
The project was attended by 15 residents the main success is they have learnt valuable skills and many residents were referred to the falls team for follow up.
Improving health and wellbeing, taking actions, making social connections and age friendly.
Strategic links to local/national policies
Supports self-care and self-management of conditions
Increases participation for groups who would not usually access
King’s Fund (2008) Using Information to Promote Healthy Behaviours
Health Foundation (2011) Evidence: Helping People Help Themselves
Institute for Public Policy Research (2020) Prevention in the Age of Information: Public Education for Better Health
Perry et al (2016) The NHS health check programme in England: a qualitative study Health Promotion International, 31 (1), 106-115
WHO (1986) The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion
Last updated: 06/08/20
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