Falls Prevention

Who is the programme for?

This programme is aimed at people who are at risk of falling and who would benefit from improved strength and balance.

How will the programme work?

Once we receive your referral a member of the team will contact you and ask you some questions to work out which class would be most suitable. The class itself will be chair based, meaning you will always have a chair to hold on to or sit on when you feel you need it. The aim of the exercises will be to build strength in the key areas you use when moving and to improve your balance.

What are the benefits?
  • Increased strength and balance reducing your risk of falling
  • Increase your independence to allow you to get out and do the things you enjoy
  • Everyday tasks becoming more manageable and less effortful 
How do I know if it is right for me?

Answer these simple questions to find out if the programme is right for you:

  • Do you feel you may be at risk of falling?
  • Do you feel you need to improve your strength and balance?
  • Are you able to stand independently with or without a walking aid?
  • Are you able to walk independently with or without a walking aid?

If you have answered yes to the above questions, we feel this programme may be right for you. If you have answered no to any of the questions, please get in touch with the team and we can help advise you on your next step to becoming more active.

“Enrolling in this class has been a life saver, quite literally.”

Margret, Falls Prevention participant

Keeping active can allow people to maintain their independence and carry out activities they enjoy much more easily”

Mhairi, Physiotherapist

How to get involved

There are two ways to get involved:

  • Any health care professional can refer into the programme using the referral form below.
  • Alternatively, you can self-refer to the programme using the form below.
Our partners
Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership