Steady Steps Falls Prevention Programme

What is Steady Steps?

Our Steady Steps programmes are free specific falls prevention group exercise classes. They are designed to help those whom have suffered a fall, or are at an increased risk of falls, or who might also find themselves socially isolated.

A programme of Steady Steps includes weekly 1.5 hour group exercise classes for 24 weeks, and these classes include a mixture of seated and standing exercise, alongside sometime for a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit, with free refreshments also provided at each of our Steady Steps Classes.

The aim is to enable participants to feel more confident about being able to safely go about their everyday lives, for example walking to the shops, and support them to comfortably and confidently get down to floor level and back up again. These classes are free, fun and social, and every participant receives a home exercise booklet and diary to support exercise at home too.

Am I eligible?

Our Steady Steps classes run as step two on our Falls Prevention Pathway, and therefore have initial assessments that must be completed before commencing, in order to assess participants eligibility. The first session of each Steady Steps programme is therefore an enrolment session and will include the completion of physical assessments. The second session is when the exercise will commence.

People may be eligible for the Steady Steps programme if:

  • They are aged over 65
  • They are at risk of falling (e.g. have a high fear or falling or poor balance) or have fallen previously
  • They have fallen less than 4 times in the past 12 months.
  • They take less than 4 prescription medications

If you have any questions regarding eligibility please get in touch.

Steady Steps Classes 2022

Our next courses are taking place on the following dates;

  • Thursday 12th May at 9.30am at the Gorse Covert Community Centre. The instructor is Silvia Garelli
  • Monday 16th May at 1.30pm at the Arc Community Centre. The instructor is Daniel Hopkins
  • Wednesday 8th June 12pm at Soar Valley LC The instructor is Addie Rose

For more information or to express your interest in taking part, please contact Will Blanche on 01509 63 4966 or email active.charnwood@charnwood.gov.uk

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

For details about our steady steps maintainers sessions continue to scroll down.

Steady Steps Plus (Maintainers) Classes

Steady Steps Plus (Maintainers) class has been devised for previous participants who have attended the Steady Steps falls prevention program.

Face to face class

Where: John Storer House, LE11 3HA

When: Thursdays

Time: 1.15pm-2.15pm

Cost: £3.20 per session

Online Class Via Zoom

When: Tuesdays

Time: 12.30-1.30pm

Cost: £3.20 per session

Booking is essential

See the link below you can also do this over the telephone by calling 01509 634561

For further information please contact our Sport & Active Recreation Team on active.charnwood@charnwood.gov.uk