Help us double the number of FaME sessions for older people in Greater Manchester and the South West – with N-FIT

We want to enable older people to get up, stay up and live their best lives. To do this, we are part of a new multi-agency National FaME Implementation Team. Our aim is to DOUBLE to provision of FaME falls prevention exercise sessions (delivered by PSIs with fidelity to the evidence base essentials) in Greater…

FaME used as evidence of reach and impact in 4 different HEI Impact Case studies (REF2021)

FaME as an intervention to reduce falls has been used an exemplar of impact by four separate universities in their REF2021 Impact Case Studies. HEIs were required to submit impact case studies that demonstrate the impacts their research has had beyond academia. The number of impact case studies each submitting unit was required to submit…

LLT Statement – Practical Assessment Process (PSI/OEP) during the COVID-19 Pandemic

   This brief statement is designed to support candidates and funders in better understanding our stance on practical assessments and reasonable adjustments during the covid-19 pandemic.  It explains why virtual (online) delivery of a practical session for assessment of practical skills would not be fair, equitable or an appropriate reasonable adjustment.  Download the brief statement…

LLT Guidance In response to COVID-19 FaME & OEP Delivered as Virtual Exercise Programmes & Home Alone Guidance

Who is this guidance for and what is its purpose? This guidance is intended for falls prevention services, i.e. Postural Stability Instructors (PSI) and Otago Exercise Programme (OEP) Leaders and the organisations, commissioners and coordinators that lead and support programmes. Its purpose is for PSIs and OEP Leaders to work effectively with virtual exercise delivery…

LLT Statement – Rationale for maintaining face to face approaches within our qualifications (May 2020)

The current COVID-19 national emergency is causing a dramatic re-think of service provision across all sectors and agendas. As exercise-training providers strive to continue to support successful learning there has been an increase in enquiries to LLT about putting all of our qualification course content online. In response to this, here is a short statement from us…

Older people helping Wigan improve their leisure offer for strength and balance

In September 2017, a collaboration (Glasgow Caledonian University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Wigan Council, Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles and LLT) received funding from the Wellcome Trust to explore whether improvements could be made to leisure and health programmes aimed at middle-aged and older adults in Wigan Borough, using engagement with scientific research as a foundation for making…

Strength and balance quality markers Supporting improvement through audit (Public Health England, 2019)

Public Health England have published recommendations on audits for strength and balance programmes aimed at reducing falls. They ask commissioners of their evidence based programmes to audit their impact on the local population. The report can be found here.