Falls prevention

Falls are a common cause of injury. A fall can happen to anyone but older people are more vulnerable and likely to fall.

Frequently the cause of a fall is related to:

  • footwear 
  • lighting 
  • activity 
  • medication 
  • eyesight 

You can access more information from a reliable source, the NHS, about falls prevention including advice about these common causes of falls.

Would you like help?

Equipment and adaptations

We can offer practical support, information and advice about equipment or adaptions to help you prevent falls in your home.

'STEADY On!' training session

If you are afraid of falling or you have had a fall and would like support to reduce your risk of falling, you will benefit from our 'STEADY On!' training.

It is an hour-long session with practical tips on how to prevent falls and information on local services that can help you.

'STEADY On!' can also improve your general health and wellbeing and enable you to continue to do the day to day activities that you enjoy.

For more information or if you or a friend or relative may benefit from this training, contact one of the following numbers:

  • Greater Preston, Chorley and South Ribble: 01772 777999
  • West Lancashire: 01695 588193
  • East Lancashire: 01282 804903
  • Fylde and Wyre: 01253 955100
  • Lancaster and Morecambe: 01524 406 556

If you have had a fall as a result of a dizzy spell or blacking out, please contact your GP as this will need further investigation.

The facts

If you would like to know what the latest research shows about falls in Lancashire, visit our health and wellbeing intelligence section. We provide this online platform as part of the Lancashire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) to display constantly updated research about health and wellbeing.