Falls Prevention and Bone Health Strategy

South Gloucestershire Council and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are consulting on three issues that significantly impact on older people’s wellbeing: dementia services, falls prevention and support for carers.  

 

Falls are a common cause of injury and loss of independence in older people. As well as the physical impact, a fall can lead to adverse psychological and social outcomes. As people get older they may fall more often for a variety of reasons, including reduced muscle strength, problems with balance, poor vision, and dementia.

 

Please view the consultation document or the more concise summary attached to this page for further information and then complete the brief online survey or print off a paper version.

 

Background

Falls and fall-related injuries are a common and serious problem for older people. As well as the physical impact of the fall – such as cuts, bruises and fractures - falls can lead to adverse psychological and social outcomes. Loss of mobility and confidence can cause loneliness, social isolation and loss of independence. Older people who fall who are unable to get up for some period of time are at risk of hypothermia and pressure-related injuries.

 

Falls are common, 1 in 3 people aged over 65 living in their own home fall each year. This rises to 1 in 2 for those over the age of 80 who are either at home or in residential care. Most falls do not result in serious injury, but approximately 5% of older people who live in the community will require hospitalisation as a result of a fracture.

 

In South Gloucestershire, approximately 3,800 ambulance call outs, 1,600 emergency attendances, 900 hospital admissions and 260 hip fractures are related to falls in older people each year

 

For information about the Dementia Strategy please visit the webpage.

For information about the Carers Strategy please visit the webpage.
 

Find out more and have your say

We welcome comments on all three strategies between Monday 23 May and Tuesday 30 August. We are particularly keen to find out if you feel that all relevant areas are being considered and whether you think there are any specific impacts or alternatives that the council should consider.

 

This consultation is now closed. The consultation report is available here.

This consultation has now closed and our consultation report is now available.

Timeline

  • Opened
    23 May 2016 at 00:00
  • Closed
    30 Aug 2016 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    29 Aug 2017

Details

Consultation Topic
  • Equalities issues
  • Health services and facilities
  • Older people
  • Social services and social care
  • Voluntary and community sector issues
Geographical area
  • Almondsbury
  • Bitton
  • Boyd Valley
  • Bradley Stoke Central and Stoke Lodge
  • Bradley Stoke North
  • Bradley Stoke South
  • Charfield
  • Chipping Sodbury
  • Cotswold Edge
  • Dodington
  • Downend
  • Emersons Green
  • Filton
  • Frampton Cotterell
  • Frenchay and Stoke Park
  • Hanham
  • Kings Chase
  • Ladden Brook
  • Longwell Green
  • Oldland Common
  • Parkwall
  • Patchway
  • Pilning and Severn Beach
  • Rodway
  • Severn
  • Siston
  • Staple Hill
  • Stoke Gifford
  • Thornbury North
  • Thornbury South and Alveston
  • Westerleigh
  • Winterbourne
  • Woodstock
  • Yate Central
  • Yate North
Marking a consultation as relevant to a particular audience indicates that it may be of special relevance to people within that group. It doesn't, however, mean that other groups wont find the consultation of interest - we welcome responses from everybody.
For example, education issues may be of particular interest to Parents & Guardians, and so will be shown to people searching the system for parenting issues, but the views of others (eg: Business, Faith Groups) are also relevant.
Target Audience
  • All residents
  • Black and minority ethnic people
  • Carers
  • Councillors / MPs / MEPs
  • Expert stakeholders
  • Faith groups
  • Gay, lesbian and bisexual people
  • General public
  • Gypsies & travellers
  • Older people
  • Parent, carers and guardians
  • Partner agencies
  • Patients
  • People with disabilities
  • People with learning difficulties
  • Service users
  • Staff
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Voluntary and community groups / organisations
Contact Details

Paul Frisby - Partnerships Manager

South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

Telephone: 0117 9474423