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Falls Prevention

Falls can be devastating and the risk of falling increases with age.  Having a fall can result in serious injury and is a common cause of hospital admissions.  A fall can also reduce confidence and increase anxiety about future falls. 

Age UK Cheshire’s Falls Prevention Team works to reduce the number of older people having falls in their homes.

By carrying out home visits to individuals and talks to groups, we are able to give general advice on how to prevent falling and highlight possible hazards found in the home which can cause falls.

The service is available to anyone over the age of 65 across Cheshire West and Chester. 

A Falls Prevention Coordinator will telephone you to arrange an appointment to visit. During this visit, the coordinator will discuss any concerns you may have about falling in your home and look at possible causes including:

  • Vision and hearing
  • Footcare
  • Diet
  • Medication
  • Personal care / bathing
  • Hazards in the home

The Falls Prevention Coordinator may advise that you would benefit from making some minor alterations in the home such as the fitting of grab-rails.  Age UK Cheshire cannot fund this work but they can put you in touch with a reputable handyman or suggest alternative ways you may choose to get the work done.  All the advice we provide is free and Age UK Cheshire do not profit from any work you choose to have undertaken. 

Anyone who feels an older person is at risk of falling or who has fallen can contact us – health and social care agencies, voluntary organisations, carers, relatives, friends and neighbours. Of course if you have had a fall or are concerned about falling, you can contact us yourself.

For further information or to make a referral please contact us using the details below.

Contact Us

Phone (Northwich): 01606 884446

Email:   tracy.etherington@ageukcheshire.org.uk

Website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/cheshire/ 

Dementia Information and Support Service

Finding out that you or someone you care for has been diagnosed with dementia can be a very anxious time. At this time you may be in need of additional support and reassurance. Our new Dementia Support Service will be able to provide an individualised service that is based upon your personal circumstances and support needs throughout your Dementia Journey, whether you are the person diagnosed or their carer.

Our Dementia Support Workers will listen to you and your needs, and help you plan a course of action to support and enable you to live well.

Our Support Workers will help to co-ordinate the support services and activities around you.  We will also be able to help with providing information on:

  • Diagnosis
  • Living well
  • Keeping active
  • Local activities
  • Local peer support groups
  • Planning for the future
  • Financial support

Overall our aim is to enable you to remain living independently within your community.

Referrals to the service will come direct through Memory Clinics and GP’s in the Nantwich and Northwich care communities only.

For more information on this new service and the referral process, please contact us using the details below:

Contact Us

Northwich – Roger Craig
314 Chester Road
Hartford
Northwich
Cheshire
CW8 2AB

Phone: (01606) 305 029
Email: dswnorthwich@ageukcheshire.org.uk

Website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/cheshire/

Alternative Solutions

 

 

Alternative Solutions is a “hands on” support service for people aged 18+, who are struggling with their health as a consequence of non-medical issues, such as :

  • Lifestyle issues – exercise, diet, sleep
  • Managing your health condition effectively
  • Social factors – isolation, relationships
  • Confidence, positivity and hope
  • Personal finance difficulties
  • Work, volunteering and training

Through the service you will be assigned an individual case manager who will provide tailored support dependent on your needs, working with you to improve your health and wellbeing.

The service provides a range of support such as managing symptoms, housing support, benefit advice, LGBT advice, debt management and for those who are struggling to find or stay in work, the service offers employment advice and guidance.

If you would like to be supported by the service you can get in touch by:

Phone: 01270 617685

Email: Alternative.Solutions@pathwayscic.co.uk

Website: https://www.pathwayscic.co.uk/alternative-solutions.html