West Sussex County Council – Preventing Falls Slipper Swap

Preventing Falls

We’re hosting a free Slipper Swap throughout the month of March in our bid to help reduce the number of falls and serious injuries.

Residents who feel they are at risk of falling are being invited to trade in their old slippers for a brand new pair, free of charge.

Ill-fitting slippers, or those which are beyond their best, pose a real risk of causing a nasty fall. Anyone who feels they may be at risk of falling is invited to come along to their local event where they will be able to find out more information on how to keep themselves safe.

These events have been organised to coincide with activities that are being held in West Sussex libraries throughout March, in support of Wellbeing Month.

There has already been a lot of interest in this new initiative and we are actively looking at more ways to reach other communities. 

In addition, we’re also encouraging residents to try out our simple ‘Super Six’ exercises to stay steady, reduce falls and prevent serious injury.  

Further information can be found on our website.