Falls not only cause serious injury, but they can also really dent confidence, causing distress or embarrassment. Worse still, they can threaten people’s confidence.

The good news is there’s lots of things people can do to reduce the risk and help them stay steady on their feet and thanks to input from multiple partners, all this advice is available in one handy ‘Fall Proof’ guide.

‘Fall Proof’, a 12-page pamphlet highlights a checklist of actions to take to reduce the risk of falling, including sections on trip hazards, hydration, balance, blood pressure, eyesight and exercise.

Residents can also visit www.activeessex.org/able-like-mabel to access information on how to reduce their risk of falling by doing simple movements at home, keeping them strong and steady later on.