Introduction

We want to help people reduce their risk of a fall, improve their balance, and provide support to identify reasons for a fall, followed by guidance and assessment.

As you get older, your body becomes more likely to develop health conditions that may result in a fall. With age, muscles, joints, eyesight and hearing may deteriorate. This can increase the risk of a fall, and you may be taking medicines which can further contribute to those risks.

There are many other things, including footwear, trip hazards such as loose rugs and trailing wires, which may make falls more likely. Our Somerset Fall Stop leaflet has lots of tips on staying safe from falls and local contact numbers for organisations that can help you.