Help to prevent falls

Falls are the most frequent type of injury experienced by older people. A third of people over the age of 65 and half of those over 85 have a fall every year.

But falls are not an inevitable part of getting older. A large number of falls are preventable and there’s a lot we can do to reduce the risk of falling.

We’ve put together our top tips to help you (or someone you care for). There are four sections you can read about:

To find out more select the symbols below. You can also download our falls prevention information sheet as a reminder.

If you want to find out whether you’re at risk of falling, take this simple online NHS falls test

To help someone get up safely from a fall read this information sheet.