Posted by Beatrice Liddell at 28/05/2014 11:30:54
It is well known that falls and fall-related injuries are a serious and common problem for older people, and that people aged 65 or older have the highest risk of falling. Have you or someone you live with or care for experienced a fall, or attended a falls clinic or postural stability class? Has your fall led to a loss of confidence due to the fear of falling again? If so, we would like to hear from you.
The NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups that cover the populations of Ashford and Canterbury and Coastal (including Faversham, Sandwich and Ash) are working with Kent County Council to review the falls services and the support available to those who have fallen and those at risk of falling. A falls workshop event is being held on Tuesday 24th June at Chartham Village Hall at 1.00pm and we would like to welcome any member of the public who has experience of the falls service to come and talk to us so that we can explore together what is needed locally. The event is also open to community and voluntary sector organisations and NHS hospital and community Trusts. With your help we are keen to learn what is working well as well as what we need to change.
I have attached a draft agenda – please note this may change a little before the event.
If you are interested in attending but would like some more information please do not hesitate to contact Laura Counter on the main number for the Canterbury and Coastal CCG office 01227-795041 Please share this invitation with anyone who you feel would be interested in attending.
Laura Counter, Commissioning Delivery Manager for Canterbury Clinical Commissioning Group