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How you can help prevent falls

By understanding what puts us at risk of falling, we can take action to prevent it happening.

Anyone can have a fall, but everyone is at more risk of falling as they age, especially if they have a long-term health condition. 1 in 3 adults over 65 and half of people over 80 will have a fall at least one fall a year. But the good news is that by understanding what puts us at risk of falling, we can take action to prevent it happening.

Can you make your organisation more falls prevention friendly? Are walking areas and paths clear? Is the furniture stable? Are there places to sit if people feel dizzy? Below you can find a range of advice to be aware of and tips to help prevent falls in the community. This also includes a falls prevention check-list and a quiz which you can use to take action to help reduce any falls risk.

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