Falls Prevention Strategy consultation

​This consultation is now closed.

Background

Reducing the incidence of and injuries sustained from falls in the borough has been identified as a key priority by Cheshire West and Chester’s Health and Wellbeing Board.  This strategy sets out our strategic framework for reducing the risk of falls in older people. It has been developed by Cheshire West and Chester Council, together with our partners. The Strategy acknowledges the critical role that many organisations play in this area, reflecting the multiple causes of falls and the holistic approach that is necessary to reduce the number of falls.

Older people have been central to the development of this Strategy, which seeks to ensure that older people and their carers understand how to reduce the risk of falling.  We are clear about the responsibility that Cheshire West and Chester Council and our partner organisations have in falls prevention and in shaping the best health and social care services for our residents. This includes not only those who might be at risk of falls, but also their carers, families and friends.  Together, we want to build a collective response to the challenges facing us.

Our vision for this strategy is:
  • working together to reduce falls and promote independence.
We are also consulting on our Dementia Strategy. If you are interested in commenting on this Strategy too, please visit the Dementia Strategy consultation page:

How to get involved

This twelve week consultation closes on 2 January 2017.

You can complete the survey online or by printing off the questionnaire and posting it back to us. If you would like a paper questionnaire sending to you, then please contact us.

When the consultation responses have been analysed, we will write a short report reflecting the key themes. This will be available on the Council’s website.

Other ways to take part

How your feedback will be used

The Council and its partners will consider the outcome of the consultation at a Health and Wellbeing Board meeting (this is a public meeting). It is anticipated that this meeting will take place in January 2017.  

Further information

Council information is also available in audio, braille, large print or other formats. If you would like a copy in a different format, in another language or require a British sign language (BSL) interpreter:    

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