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Staying Steady Falls Prevention

Our Postural Stability Instructor says:
Balance is a skill that can be trained and improved. It’s never too late and you’re never too old! I’ve watched people who have been virtually housebound because of their fear of falling become active and start enjoying their lives again. These sessions make a real difference. 

 

Our clients say:
…our instructor demonstrates what to do after a slip, trip or fall, and she does her own running commentary and asks us questions. I have found this very useful. I had a trip at home at the end of last week and fell on the slate hearth. After checking for injuries I knew how to turn onto my knees and use furniture to get back on my feet. It went so well, I couldn’t believe it! I have had numerous trips in the past, and it is great to have been given the tools to get up from the floor safely and efficiently. Many thanks. – Staying Steady Participant

 

Staying Steady is for anyone who:

  • Feels unstable and unbalanced
  • Is afraid of falling
  • Has had a fall

 

Staying Steady benefits

The Staying Steady Programme is scientifically proven to improve balance, reduce falls and to help people live in their own homes for longer. Taking part will help you to keep mobile and to be more able to do the things you want. The classes will also give you an opportunity to make new friends and are designed to be enjoyable. 

 

Programme

Staying Steady is a 27-week programme of one hour sessions. It is a group exercise of around 15 participants and is free of charge.

It runs once a week in 4 venues:

  • Lemington
  • Benwell
  • Byker
  • Gosforth

 

How do I get involved?

You can self-refer or be referred by:

  • Your GP
  • Nurse
  • Physiotherapist
  • Other professional

 

The Staying Steady team will contact you to arrange an assessment. 

For more information call 0191 273 8889 or mobile number 07507 649 659, or email staying.steady@hwn.org.uk

 

Staying Steady Self-Referral Form

Staying Steady leaflet