Guild Care supported Falls Prevention Awareness Week 24-28 September by hosting a variety of events, talks, classes and a free slipper exchange.

We had around 400 pairs of Cosyfeet slippers donated to us and encouraged older people, who use our services and those living in the community, to bring in their old pairs in exchange for free brand new slippers.

Anthony Stead read about the swap in The Worthing Herald and came down to the Guild Care Centre on Monday to swap his old pair for a brand new pair of blue Cosyfeet slippers.

He said, “I decided to come down to the Guild Care Centre and have a look as I know what good work Guild Care does. The slippers really are very comfortable and very warm and cosy - just like it says on the box!”

     

Christine, a regular user of the drop-in service at the Guild Care Centre, also got her herself a new pair. She commented, “These are much more comfy than my old slippers and gives much better support and a firmer grip. It’s great to be able to swap my old ones for a brand new pair for free.”

Overall, 300 older people were provided with new slippers throughout our services.

During the week the PAT (Prevention Assessment Team) hosted demonstrations on how to avoid falls, there was information provided on fall detection bracelets from RedAssure and Wiltshire Farm Foods visited for a taste and demonstration session.