Welcome to the Wellbalanced Falls Prevention Programme, delivered by Active House Solutions in partnership with Places Leisure on behalf of Mid Sussex Wellbeing.
Here are some commonly asked questions to provide you with further information and ensure you get the most out of the programme;
What is The Wellbalanced Programme?
This course is designed to help increase postural stability and reduce risk of falls, please watch our video to see a class in action.
Who is it suitable for?
This course is for you if you have felt unsteady on your feet, experienced a fall, want to prevent a fall, have been referred by an NHS falls prevention service and can rise from a chair without help.
How often do the classes take place?
The classes are held once per week and, once referred, you will be able to attend 1 class per week for 24-weeks.
Where and when do the classes take place?
With the latest government advice asking people to avoid social gatherings and with venues closing we have decided to cancel all Wellbalanced classes until further notice. However we are continuing to support participants with home exercise workouts and weekly support calls. If you are a participant we will be in touch soon.
If you refer patients to us, please continue to refer them and we will offer online and telephone support until the classes re-commence.
For latest advice on COVID-19, please visit the Government Website
The weekly classes are normally held at:
- Monday at Chequers Mead, East Grinstead 2-3pm & 3-4pm.
- Tuesday at Sidney West Community Hall, Burgess Hill, 12.45-1.45 & 2-3pm.
- Thursday at The Triangle Leisure Centre, Burgess Hill, 1.30-2.30pm
- Friday at Centenary Hall, St Wilfred’s Way, Haywards Heath,11.45-12.45pm and 1-2pm
How do I book onto the programme
To find out more about joining the programme contact us using the details below.
Phone: 01444 477191
Do you provide transport?
If you cannot make your own way, we recommend using the Dial a Ride Service offered by the BlueBird Community Partnership.
They can be contacted by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by Telephone 01444 471919 or 01444 471177.
What should I wear?
Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for exercising. If you use any mobility aids, e.g. a walking stick, please bring these with you.
What should I expect on my first session?
In your first session we will complete an assessment to ensure the exercises are suitable for you and enable us to monitor your progress. We will ask you to complete the assessment again in 12 weeks time to see how you are progressing and then again at 24 weeks. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
How much does each session cost?
Each session costs £1.50. We would be grateful if you could please pay your instructor 2 instalments of £18 on your first week and again on week 12. We can accept cash or card payments. This includes tea, coffee and biscuits at Haywards Heath & Burgess Hill.
What happens at the end of the 24-week programme?
We encourage you to keep exercising and have organised some follow on classes for you to attend. We will provide you with further details of these.
Are there any exercises I can follow at home?
Yes, you will certainly feel the benefit of doing the exercises regularly. There are some recommended exercises on the NHS Choices website as well as the video on our homepage. You’ll also find some useful information on Falls Prevention here.
What happens if I am unable to attend a class?
If you are aware in advance that you will be unable to make a class, please inform your instructor as soon as possible. If you have to cancel at short notice, please contact us on 01444 657099.
For further information
Contact us on 01444 657099 or email: email@example.com
Further healthy lifestyle support services can be found by calling Mid Sussex Wellbeing on 01444 477191 or visit their website .