Keeping older people safe and well at home

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British Geriatrics Society
Date Published:
21 April 2020
Last updated: 
01 May 2020

These resources have been developed to help keep older people safe at home by reducing the falls hazards they might be exposed to and improving their overall wellbeing, helping to keep their minds and bodies active.


This booklet is aimed at older people, many of whom have no access to the internet, drawing on evidence-based research. It was developed by the University’s of Manchester's Healthy Ageing Research Group alongside the Ageing Hub at Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).
Keeping Well at Home

This checklist has been developed by Sussex Health and Care Partnership for older people to help identify and address potential falls hazards in their homes.

Patient Home Environment Checklist

This resource has been compiled by the Health Innovation Network (HIN), the Academic Health Science Network for South London, to support the provision of activities in older adult inpatient settings and care homes during the national response to COVID-19.

A patient leaflet developed for older people who are isolating or sheilding during the COVID-19 pandemic, created by Plymouth City Council and Livewell South West. 

The resources  have been developed by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) for people with mobility difficulties to build activity into their day at home. 

Resources to support discharge of patients at risk from inactivity

Developed by the IDEAL project, these leaflets contains simple tips for people living with dementia and their families and carers on staying safe and well during the COVID-19 outbreak.

How to stay well during the coronavirus outbreak: 5 key messages for people living with dementia and carers 

A short illustrated story about a cross-generational falls strategy featuring George (who is 79-and-a-quarter) and his granddaughter Martha (who is 7-and-a-half). It was written by physiotherapist Oli Williams.

George's Race

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