Falls Prevention

The Healthy You Falls Prevention Service is a FREE service commissioned by Public Health at Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council.

Falls are increasingly common as we get older, sometimes leading to injuries that can cost people their independence. The good news is that many falls can be avoided with the right help. Our aim is to help prevent falls and falls related injuries.

What do we offer?

  • Falls Risk Assessments. These 1:1 assessment’s help identify falls risks before they become a problem. If falls risks are identified, a falls action plan will be created and onward referrals to other falls prevention services can be completed if required.
  • FREE weekly strength and balance exercise classes. FaME is the name of the exercise programme which has been proven to improve strength, stability, and confidence in balance. It is a national programme delivered by specialist qualified instructors who understand the age-related changes that occur in the body and the medical concerns you may have. The exercises are specifically developed to help keep you strong, steady, and doing the things you enjoy for longer. The classes are a great way to meet other people, receive support and build motivation.

Who can access the service?

  • Any individual aged 65+ living in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough
  • Any individual aged 65+ registered at a Cambridgeshire or Peterborough GP Surgery

How to access the service?

Our falls prevention programme lasts 24 weeks and is completely free of charge. In this time, you’ll learn how to increase your stability in everyday life.

Call us on 0333 005 0093 or complete the form here.

Anne’s FaME Programme Experience

Hear all about Anne’s experience with the Healthy You FaME programme after a bad surgery left her sedentary and with a frozen arm and shoulder, and how the programme has now built back up not just her strength but also confidence!