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…

FaME (PSI) Implementation Toolkit for Commissioners published

Implementation toolkits are a useful resource for commissioners and providers of services. They reduce the labour needed in the commissioning process and have the benefit of being derived from best practice across localities. This toolkit, for the Falls Management Exercise (FaME) programme, has been developed from programmes that were effective and had high programme fidelity…

Public Health Wales – Guidance on recommending exercise for older people to reduce risk of falls (2019)

This guidance is intended for anyone who works with or supports older people living in the local community, as these people are most likely to gain from strength and balance training (NICE 2013). It includes information that will help to:- • understand why physical activity is important for older people at risk of falling •…

PSI sessions show significant social return on investment

Public Health England, in Jan 2017, published their Falls and Fractures Consensus Statement and confirmed that FaME sessions delivered by PSIs were cost-effective (PHE 2017). More recently, Gateshead Older People’s Assembly had independent research done on their return on investment (GOPA, 2017). “Gateshead Older People’s Assembly is a unique community-based organisation working with and for…