Falls Ambassador Training - Open Session

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Increase your awareness of the causes of falls and make effective pledges to reduce the risk of falling for yourself and those around you.

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Become a Falls Ambassador in your community. Falls Ambassadors are people who have completed Falls Awareness Training, and are informed and willing to share their knowledge informally as opportunities arise to help others in their family, peer groups or local community. They are also equipped to consider falls as part of risk assessment processes, and may wish to apply for grant funding to hold Falls Awareness events in their communities.

This 90 minute workshop will equip you to:

- Identify risk factors for yourself and others

- Learn about simple ways to address these

- Feel more confident raising the subject of falls with your volunteers, staff and service users

- Signpost others to falls prevention pathways

- Consider falls risk factors when completing dynamic and written risk assessments in a workplace setting

- Make clear commitments for local and organisational actions you can take to help reduce falls risk

- Consider holding a Falls Awareness event (information about small grants to support this will be offered in the training)

- Make small, clear commitments for personal or local actions you can take to help reduce falls risk

To ensure we are able to make the training as useful as possible for each group, please send your responses to the following questions to: fallsawareness@ageukdd.org.uk

1. What is your professional, voluntary or personal interest in falls awareness?

2. What would you like to get out of this falls awareness training session?

3. How would you rate your current knowledge of falls awareness on a scale of 1 - 10, with 1 being no knowledge and 10 being a very high level of knowledge?

PLEASE NOTE: This session is open to attendees from any background, but is particularly suitable for:

Day centre staff and volunteers

Care home and day service cleaners

Patient participation group coordinators

Lunch club volunteers interacting directly with attendees

GP surgery receptionists

Community care staff

Pharmacists

Care agency office staff

Head teachers with some older staff

Community sector managers

Office managers

Trustees

Volunteer supervisors

Shop managers

Day centre managers

Practice managers

For workshops tailored to specific groups and individuals, please see our other events. We also offer shorter Falls Friends Workshops for people who do not have responsibility for risk assessment, or who are voluntary or peer supportive roles.

If you can’t find a course at a convenient time, have questions about which course would be appropriate for you, or would like to book a bespoke session for a group of staff, volunteers or peers, get in touch with us and we’d be happy to help:

fallsawareness@ageukdd.org.uk

01773 768240

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