Strong and Steady

If you, or someone you know, have concerns with balance and want to develop more confidence within your own home, then the Strong and Steady programme could be for you.

Active for Health, the free community based exercise programme, deliver Strong and Steady. It is specifically for people over the age of 65 who have recently fallen or who have concerns with their balance, and who have been assessed by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust’s Community Assessment and Rehabilitation Service (CARS).

What does the programme involve?

The programme includes:

  • Specific falls prevention exercise sessions
  • Support with a simple home based programme
  • Educational talks
  • Opportunities to socialise with other members of the group who have also fallen or have balance problems.

How long is the programme?

There are weekly exercise sessions for up to 26 weeks. You can also complete a simple home based programme once or twice a week. Group exercise sessions take place on a Wednesday at community centres in Eltham and Greenwich.

To request a referral to the Strong and Steady programme see your GP or to find out more contact the Community Assessment and Rehabilitation Service on 0208 921 2304.

Please note that you can only join the group after you have been assessed by the Trust.

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