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About StopFalls Campaign
HCPA launched the StopFalls Campaign in 2018 with the aim of reducing falls across the county.
This campaign is fully funded by Hertfordshire County Council.
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The campaign hosts an array of important courses for care staff and community volunteers.
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About the StopFalls Campaign


In 2018 Hertfordshire Care Providers Association (HCPA) launched the Hertfordshire Stop Falls Campaign, with the aim of reducing falls across the county. This will continue to run until March 2020.

Whether you are a nurse, care home or domiciliary staff, supporting a loved one in the community, we have all seen an increase in the number of falls for the over 65s over the last 20 years. Falls can lead to serious injuries, sometimes long-term issues, that require increased health and social care input for the rest of the individual’s life.

In many cases falls are not an inevitable part of getting older and many preventive interventions can be introduced to lower the risk of one taking place. The campaign aims to tackle the issue by promoting exercise and other preventative techniques that can be implemented in various settings to improve an individual’s strength and reduce their likelihood of having a fall.

To achieve this, we have created a number of useful resource and guidance sheets for care staff and those living in the community, including a mobile app. A wide education offer for care staff and community services. As well as continuing to promote and deliver exercise to vulnerable adults at risk of falls.

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Who are HCPA?

We’re Hertfordshire Care Providers Association (HCPA) and we are creating a county where all adults who receive care are given a service of true quality, personalised and individually tailored to their needs. We manage over £1 million on behalf of the government, the local authority, the NHS and other funding agencies for adult social care training courses and qualifications for our members.

We’re here to help care providers any way we can, whether it’s an answer to a quick question, on-going support, safeguarding advice, specialist toolkits or leadership coaching.

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Falls Prevention Needs Your Attention
Care admissions due to falls
40%
People over the age of 65+ years fall each year
33%
Fractures in the elderly are due to a fall
87%
Total fatalities in the elderly due to a fall, during 2009
49%
Falls happen in the home or garden
60%

Services

Education

The campaign hosts an array of important courses for care staff and community volunteers. Our education is broken down to be as relevant to services as possible. The courses have been developed to support change based on best practice techniques and local policy, including prevention, assessments, intervention and exercise instruction.

Exercise

StopFalls aims to highlight the importance of ongoing exercise in all ages. We run exercise sessions directly within a care service for the service users to help build their strength and reduce their risk of falling. This year we want to build ongoing exercise locations and include more individuals living in their own homes.

Resources & Guidance

HCPA has produced evidence-based resources and guidance to help you learn and share, to reduce risk of falls. These come in the form of two-page information sheets, assessment templates, best practice policies, intervention guidance and instructional videos. All content is available for all, via printed copies, mobile app or this website.

Resources & Guidance

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Our evidence-based resources and guidance include:

  • Assessment tools to gauge an individual’s falls risk
  • Daily checklist reminders for you to do the right thing and mitigate risk
  • A self-assessment tool for care providers to evaluate their service
  • Informative and educational social media posts, emails, flyers and brochures aimed at the staff, service users & families
  • Instructional videos to explain techniques and exercises

 

These resources are welcome to be used by professional care staff and members of the public caring for someone in the community. Select the most relevant section for you and download. 

Our evidence-based resources and guidance include:

  • Assessment tools to gauge an individual’s falls risk
  • Daily checklist reminders for you to do the right thing and mitigate risk
  • A self-assessment tool for care providers to evaluate their service
  • Informative and educational social media posts, emails, flyers and brochures aimed at the staff, service users & families
  • Instructional videos to explain techniques and exercises

 

These resources are welcome to be used by professional care staff and members of the public caring for someone in the community. Select the most relevant section for you and download. 

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