Each year, around one in three people over the age of 65 has a fall, resulting in significant injury. Falls are not an inevitable part of growing older, and there are lots of things you can do to help reduce the risk of falling.
The Supporting Independence Programme
- Have you noticed any recent changes in your health?
- Do you have difficulties walking or need help moving about?
- Are everyday tasks such as shopping becoming more difficult?
- Do you need someone to help you on a regular basis?
- When you need help, do you sometimes feel lonely or isolated?
The Supporting Independence Programme provides up to 12 weeks of one to one support for those of us who may have slowed a little, are feeling less confident getting around or who need someone to help on a regular basis.
This could be supporting you to increase your levels of physical activity, helping you to access medication reviews or providing emotional or nutritional support and advice. Support can be face to face or over the phone depending on your preference.
This assessment can be completed by anyone living in Northamptonshire, or completed by a medical professional on someone else’s behalf, to see if they would be eligible for independence support.
Complete an independence assessment
In the meantime, you can call 0300 126 1000 to speak to an advisor over the phone, Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.