Dance does not necessarily reduce falls even if it can reduce some of the risk factors for falls – review of evidence from the Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit

The Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit were requested by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to examine whether dance-based interventions are effective in preventing falls, reducing risk of falls, or preventing fear of falls in older adults, and to provide an overview of the evidence for cost-effectiveness of dance-based interventions for…

AGILE endorsed Falls Exercise Referral Form

Why do we need to have a Referral Form? AGILE, working in collaboration with Later Life Training, have produced a Referral Form that provides vital information for PSIs and OEP Leaders to support decisions for: suitability into programmes, (and venues and class sizes) baseline exercise selection and challenge, ongoing progression and tailoring, and scope of…

Help us double the number of FaME sessions for older people in Greater Manchester and the South West – with N-FIT

We want to enable older people to get up, stay up and live their best lives. To do this, we are part of a new multi-agency National FaME Implementation Team. Our aim is to DOUBLE to provision of FaME falls prevention exercise sessions (delivered by PSIs with fidelity to the evidence base essentials) in Greater…

FaME used as evidence of reach and impact in 4 different HEI Impact Case studies (REF2021)

FaME as an intervention to reduce falls has been used an exemplar of impact by four separate universities in their REF2021 Impact Case Studies. HEIs were required to submit impact case studies that demonstrate the impacts their research has had beyond academia. The number of impact case studies each submitting unit was required to submit…

LLT Statement – Practical Assessment Process (PSI/OEP) during the COVID-19 Pandemic

   This brief statement is designed to support candidates and funders in better understanding our stance on practical assessments and reasonable adjustments during the covid-19 pandemic.  It explains why virtual (online) delivery of a practical session for assessment of practical skills would not be fair, equitable or an appropriate reasonable adjustment.  Download the brief statement…

LLT Guidance In response to COVID-19 FaME & OEP Delivered as Virtual Exercise Programmes & Home Alone Guidance

Who is this guidance for and what is its purpose? This guidance is intended for falls prevention services, i.e. Postural Stability Instructors (PSI) and Otago Exercise Programme (OEP) Leaders and the organisations, commissioners and coordinators that lead and support programmes. Its purpose is for PSIs and OEP Leaders to work effectively with virtual exercise delivery…

LLT supports PSIs and OEP leaders in falls prevention home exercise support during COVID-19

LLTs response, recommendations and resources to support the current COVID-19 national emergency identifies the need to support:  the specialist exercise instructor workforce (Otago Exercise Leaders (OEP), Postural Stability Instructors (PSI), whether health or fitness professionals) existing participants (of OEP and FaME programmes)  older people not currently participating in OEP/FaME programmes  LLT recommend different approaches/resources for…

FaME (PSI) Implementation Toolkit for Commissioners published

Implementation toolkits are a useful resource for commissioners and providers of services. They reduce the labour needed in the commissioning process and have the benefit of being derived from best practice across localities. This toolkit, for the Falls Management Exercise (FaME) programme, has been developed from programmes that were effective and had high programme fidelity…

Public Health Wales – Guidance on recommending exercise for older people to reduce risk of falls (2019)

This guidance is intended for anyone who works with or supports older people living in the local community, as these people are most likely to gain from strength and balance training (NICE 2013). It includes information that will help to:- • understand why physical activity is important for older people at risk of falling •…