Anyone can have a fall, but older people are more vulnerable and likely to fall, especially if they have a long-term health condition.

Visit the NHS Choices website for information about:

  • what to do if you have a fall
  • the causes of falls
  • how to prevent falls.

They also provide information on how to support healthy bones.

Strength and Balance classes for falls prevention

What are strength and Balance classes?

Strength and Balance classes for people who have had a fall or are worried about falling.

Led by trained instructors, the classes follow a programme of specific exercises designed to improve your strength, balance and confidence when walking.

They run once a week for one hour and are available at convenient locations across Lambeth and Southwark.

The classes are provided by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in association with King’s Health Partners.

What are the benefits?

There are a wide range of benefits, such as improved health and wellbeing, associated with regular exercise.

By coming to these classes you can also expect to:

  • feel more steady when walking
  • improve your strength and balance
  • improve your abilities with daily activities such as housework, shopping or gardening.

The classes are welcoming and you will get to know other people living in your area.

To find more about the classes: