Free slips, trips and falls workshop for nursing homes

A free workshop about slips, trips and falls in nursing homes is taking place in Kettering
A free workshop about slips, trips and falls in nursing homes is taking place in Kettering

Nursing and residential home managers are being invited to a free workshop at Kettering Conference Centre on Wednesday (April 30) aimed at helping to improve the lives of the most vulnerable.

The event has been organised by Kettering Council.

Presentations will be given by a variety of services and Northamptonshire’s Director of Public Health will also be in attendance.

The workshops will explore the common causes of slips, trips and falls in healthcare settings including topics such as falls prevention, health and safety in the workplace, medicines and slips, trips and falls and Northamptonshire NHS Falls Service.

Age UK will also talk about exercise for the elderly, as well as giving a demonstration of new age Kurling.

A spokesman for Kettering Council said: “The workshops aim to help care sector workers to confidently identify hazards and help you to avoid them.”

There are still places available to attend the afternoon workshop on Wednesday (registration at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start).

To book a place e-mail Lorna Willcox at lornawillcox@kettering.gov.uk or phone 01536 534 294.

Shirley Plenderleith, Kettering Council’s head of environmental health, said: “Environmental health plays a significant role in the delivery of Northamptonshire’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

“These workshops bring together professionals from partner agencies to deliver a truly multi-agency programme. In doing this we can support the caring sector secure health gains within the local community going forwards.”