Sycamore Close Falls Assessment

Sycamore Close Falls Assessment

Identifying 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.

Location

Independent Living

(Sheltered Housing)

Project team

Independent Living

Sycamore Close

South Manchester Community Service.

Aim

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..."

Evaluation

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

Benefit

Policy

Empowers people

Healthy Lives, Healthy People (HM Government, 2010)

NHS Five Year Forward View (Department of Health, 2014)

Supports prevention

Greater Manchester Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

The Manchester Prevention Programme

Supports self-care and self-management of conditions

Make Every Contact Count (Future Forum, Department of Health, 2011)

Taking Charge of our Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester (GMCA, 2015)

Manchester’s Self-Care Strategy

Increases participation for groups who would not usually access

Fair Society, Healthy Lives (Institute of Health Equity, 2010)

Research/evidence base

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

Contact

Sadie Roberts - Neighbourhood Health Worker

Sadie.Roberts@gmmh.nhs.uk

Tel: 07890 533 374



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