An exercise programme proven to help over 65's develop strength, balance and mobility, and ultimately prevent falls.
NWLDC is working in partnership with Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport and Better Care Together (Bringing together NHS England, West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, East Midlands Ambulance Service, Health and Wellbeing Boards, Leicestershire Partnership Trust) to bring these free Steady Steps classes to our community.
These free sessions run weekly for 24 weeks and are relaxed, fun and social. They are designed to help those whom have suffered a fall, or are at an increased risk of falls, and who might also find themselves socially isolated.
Our Steady Steps classes run as step two on our Falls Prevention Pathway, and therefore have initial assessments that must be completed before commencing, in order to assess participants eligibility.
People may be eligible for the Steady Steps programme if they are aged over 65, are at risk of falling (e.g. have a high fear or falling or poor balance) or have fallen less than three times in the past 12 months.
These new classes are on their way, and there will be 5 new free classes across the district between April 2019-2020. So watch out for them on the NWLDC website: https://www.nwleics.gov.uk/pages/steady_steps_to_keep_over_65s_on_their_feet
Physical Activity Development Officer
North West Leicestershire District Council
- 01530 454839