Decision details

Cheshire East Falls Prevention Strategy

Decision Maker: Adults and Health Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The purpose of the report is to provide an update on the status of the Cheshire East Falls Prevention Strategy and related work


The committee considered a report which provided a summary of the work that had taken place to develop the new Cheshire East Falls prevention strategy 2023-2026. The strategy had been co-produced by a multi-agency partnership steering group and then refined via a formal consultation process which took place from 16 January – 27 March 2023.


In response to questions and comments raised by Members, Officers reported that


-       As the remedies for falls outside the home was outside the remit of the Falls prevention Strategy from an adults perspective, a sentence will be added in to the strategy which will set out how falls outside of the home will be dealt with.

-       In respect of raising awareness nationally the Council would be engaging in ‘National Falls Awareness Week’ with an extensive local campaign.

-       Engagement with the u3a organisation would take place in the future as part of the wider engagement with the Voluntary Community Enterprise Sector

-       The draft action plan would be updated with roles, responsibilities and costings.

-       The multi-agency steering group would be monitoring the progress of the strategy against the action plan and updates would be brought back to committee.

-       Early intervention was key and more work was required nationally as well as locally around the stigma and perception associated with falls.  




That the Adults and Health Committee

1.   Endorse the adoption of the new Cheshire East Falls Prevention Strategy subject to a sentence being included in the strategy which set out that issues that caused falls outside of the home were dealt with elsewhere.

2.   Approve the report being circulated to the Health and Wellbeing Board.




Publication date: 26/07/2023

Date of decision: 24/07/2023

Decided at meeting: 24/07/2023 - Adults and Health Committee

Effective from: 03/08/2023

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