Healthy Peterborough

Don't fall for it!

Improving safety in the home can help you stay active and independent. 

Falls, slips and trips are a leading cause of disability among older people so it’s important for you to consider what you can do to help make your home and environment safe.  

Clearing away clutter, ensuring floors and carpets are safe, making sure your home is well lit and installing handrails where necessary are all useful suggestions for improving safety.

Remaining active, eating well, paying attention to foot problems, properly fitting shoes and slippers can all contribute to avoiding falls. Addressing factors in the home together with remaining active and eating well, will all help you stay active and continue doing the things you enjoy doing.

For more information on preventing falls at home, visit the Age UK website.



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Healthy Peterborough is led by:
  • Peterborough City Council
  • Peterborough Pharmacies
  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust