People with learning disabilities have a similar risk of falls throughout their lives as older people in the general population. Falls and injuries are avoidable causes of frailty and reduced wellbeing, in addition to significant costs caused to health and social care. We have written new guidance about making reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities in relation to falls prevention. This covers topics such as:
- Impact of falls
- Risk factors for falls in people with learning disabilities
- What we know about what works in preventing falls in people with learning disabilities
- Signposting to resources and examples of good practice
This has been published as part of our series of guidance which shares information, ideas and good practice in making reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities in specific health service areas.
Anna Marriott and Alison Giraud-Saunders