Help and advice about falls is on hand for local arthritis sufferers

Angus Community Health Partnership (CHP) in conjunction with the Arthritis Forum has organised an informal two-hour session for those affected by arthritis to hear what they can do to avoid falls.

Falls are not just a problem in the older population, but also for those who have problems with their mobility as a result of conditions such as arthritis as well as being caused by environmental factors such as loose carpets or wearing inappropriate footwear.

The evening will focus on the positive fact that the majority of falls are preventable.

Angus CHP Physiotherapist and falls service co-ordinator Laura Gallon will lead a session offering tips and advice on how to identify and reduce the risks of falls.

Many older people and people with long term conditions want to remain within their own homes within their local communities and Judith Leslie from Angus Care and Repair will talk about what can be achieved by bringing together the expertise and finance needed to enable older or disabled people to remain in their own homes.

An important part of the session is bringing together people who are living with arthritis their families and carers and during the evening their will be plenty of time for attendees to have the opportunity to chat with others over a cup of tea.

If you would like more information, please contact Rhona Guild at Angus Community Health Partnership by calling 01307 474889 or email

The evening will be held in the Damacre Centre in Brechin on Wednesday, July 11 between 6.30 pm and 8.30 pm.