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Building your circle of support - Staying steady on your feet

Building a circle of support is a simple way of putting things in place that can make life easier.

If you are worried about falling, some simple changes to your lifestyle and home environment can lower your chance of falling.

Gloucestershire Falls Prevention Service is all about keeping you on your feet. The website has lots of tips: things like simple exercises to keep your muscles working, and making sure you get enough calcium and Vitamin D. Gloucestershire Care Services also offer information and guidance on how to reduce your risk of falling, visit the website to find out more.

Did you know that you can also get a personal alarm to wear around your neck or wrist to use in case you do fall? You can also get special monitors that can tell when someone has fallen down. To find out more, visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/telecare or call 01452 426868.

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