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Falls Prevention - Community Exercise Volunteers

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2nd June 2021

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Over the past few months, Helpforce have been supporting Kingston Hospital to plan, implement and evaluate a volunteer led falls prevention service.

This exciting project involves volunteers supporting patients at risk of falls within the community to remain well at home by restoring their health, wellbeing and independence through delivering a physiotherapy prescribed exercise programme 1:1 within the patient home.

Patients will have enhanced physical and emotional wellbeing during a time where waiting lists for community rehabilitation services and other local community exercise classes are increasing and many older adults are feeling anxious and isolated.

The project is running through to March 2022 and we will regularly share relevant resources being created as part of the project with you. Please check out the project plan and timeline, and contact Melissa Griffith (mg@helpforce.community) for further information.