North of England Care Homes Falls Summit

Tuesday 13 March 2018, Harrogate

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Research findings show that older people living in care homes are three times more likely to fall than those living in the community and a quarter of those are likely to be admitted to hospital. Preventing falls is essential to maintain both independence and quality of life for those in care homes and there is now an evidence base to support the fact that falls can often be predicted and prevented.

We know that there are lots of effective interventions being delivered across our regions in care homes, community settings and hospitals but they often remain localised and are not widely shared.  We would like to take this opportunity to bring people together to share examples of good practice and agree and develop an action plan. 

This workshop will give staff working in or with care homes a chance to influence plans to take forward falls prevention work across the North.

The summit will bring together care home staff along with NHS, local authority, CCGs, CQC and academic colleagues to share initiatives and learning from effective care home falls programmes. The summit will launch a wider multi-agency falls programme which will build on existing good practice.

Aims and objectives

  • showcase examples of effective national and regional falls initiatives in care homes
  • hear about the national direction and focus on falls work in care homes
  • identify those programmes which could be rolled out and implemented as part of a larger programmes of work
  • share ideas, challenges, solutions, and priorities and influence a regional action plan

Who should attend

  • representatives of the regions in the North of England
  • those able to influence decision making to bring about improvements in care homes
  • those able to communicate the outcomes of the falls summit to their wider organisation, network or region
  • those directly connected to a care home or group of care homes