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Job Description

Falls Prevention Service project definition To obtain service users feedback on the Falls Prevention Service and a variety of related services in order to evaluate the benefits on users’ confidence and measure impact in terms of falls prevented.

Project background

As people age, the chances of suffering a fall increase. This can affect confidence, balance and make even short trips to the shops or to visit friends a challenge. The impact of a fall on health, wellbeing and quality of life can be great. A third of people over 65, and half of people over 80, fall at least once a year. Falls are the most common cause of death from injury in the over 65s and cost the NHS over £2bn a year and over 4 million bed days. Nearly 9 million, or one in six people in the population in England was 65 or over at the time of the last census, and the figure is forecast to rise by another 2 million by 2021.

Project objective

  • To obtain general service user feedback on the services
  • To measure the impact of attendance/uptake on the confidence of participants/service users
  • To measure impact in terms of falls prevented Project Volunteer for “Falls Services Review” is the opportunity to
  • Conduct telephone interviews with people who have been part of the programme, approximately 3 months after initial participation

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