Older people who may be at risk of trips and falls could benefit from the Steady Steps classes runby Wokingham Borough Council.
Steady Steps classes are designed to improve people’s balance, coordination, muscle strength, confidence and general well-being and are run by specialist instructors.
There are eligibility guidelines which enable residents to be referred onto the programme, which include those who are aged 60 and over, people who are recovering from illness or surgery and those who have suffered previous trips, slips and falls.
Referral forms are available from GPs, practice nurses and health professionals or those who believe they may be eligible can contact the council’s Steady Steps coordinator Claire Osler on (0118) 974 6265 or email: email@example.com.
Steady Steps co-ordinator Claire Osler said: "Trips, slips and falls can often lead to injuries that need hospital treatment and even hospital stays – these can lead to loss of confidence and independence. However these sorts of accidents are avoidable and the Steady Steps classes are good places to learn how to prevent them."