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Greater Manchester Falls Prevention Delivering Integration and Reconditioning

This project and report focuses on the prevention of falls and enablement of reconditioning for Greater Manchester residents who have been affected by the pandemic.  It builds on earlier work undertaken in partnership with the University of Manchester’s Healthy Ageing Research Group and GreaterSport supporting GM Moving, which was focussed on improving strength and balance from mid through to later life.

 

The report is based on a series of interviews, surveys, meetings and workshops that have taken place across Greater Manchester between April and July 2021. The aim of which was to understand what had been happening in relation to falls services, workforces and evidence-based interventions before and during Covid-19.

 

 

This work is supported by the GM Ageing Hub and the GMHSCP, which offered a strategic framework through which to understand what works well, and to acknowledge and amplify the challenges that will need to sit at the forefront of preventative integrated health and social care frameworks to support ageing in place.  This report also takes the opportunity to set out broadly how the available national policy and contractual levers in the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) Ageing Well priorities and Primary Care Network Directed Enhanced Services (PCN DES) can be used in Greater Manchester to enable proactive development of falls prevention and enablement services to support these ambitions.

 

The work is directly linked to other ARC-GM Healthy Ageing Theme projects, including the The Flexi Study (FaME project), the ACE project and Keep on Keep up project.