Falls prevention

Falls are not necessarily a natural consequence of ageing and many can be prevented through simple lifestyle changes.

A fall is often the trigger to make you look at your life and take the opportunity to improve your health and fitness and stop yourself falling again.

This website aims to give you the information to enable you to help yourself.  It provides links to information on how to prevent falls, also the falls services available across the Bridgend County Borough area, where you can get help if you need it. It is designed for use by clients, carers and their families.

Health and Social Care Professionals can use the website to access appropriate referral pathways available for the management of fallers and those at risk of falling.

The website includes hyperlinks to enable easy access to referral pathways and links to websites about other appropriate services available in the Bridgend County Borough area.

For more information the Ageing Well in Wales website – ageingwellinwales.com – has a Falls Prevention section linked to a Falls Prevention Resource Hub.

This hub contains very comprehensive information e.g. exercise videos by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy/advice downloads and links to many other services available

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    Age Cymru 08000 223 444 Age Cymru
    Ageing Well in Wales 02920 445030 Ageing Well in Wales
    Alzheimers Society 0300 222 1122 Alzheimers Society
    Age connects morgannwg 01443 490650 Age connects morgannwg
    Older people’s commisioner for Wales 08442 640670 Older people's commisioner for Wales
    Welsh Local Government Association 029 2046 8600 Welsh Local Government Association
    Bridgend County Care and Repair 01656 646755 Bridgend County Care and Repair
    Bridges into Work 2 01656 815317
    Communities First Bridgend 01656 642605 Communities First Bridgend
    Careers Wales 0800 028 4844 Careers Wales
    Adult Community Learning 01656 642729
    BAVO 01656 810400 BAVO
    Local Community Coordinators 07815 579082 Local Community Coordinators
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