A MAJOR drive is being launched in Huddersfield this week to raise awareness about falls.
Public health teams across the town will working with different groups to highlight the dangers and offer health tips to avoid taking a tumble.
The campaign - Be Strong, Be Steady - will see a range of activities taking place across the town.
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and the Gateway to Care Centre, Market Street, will be have information stands offering people advice about avoiding falls.
Physiotherapy and leisure staff will also be on hand to give their advice.
On Wednesday, older people at Sundale House day care centre, Bradley, will also benefit from a dedicated falls advice session.
Julie Tolhurst, public health specialist for Huddersfield Central and South Huddersfield primary care trusts, said: "Individuals of any age who suffer a fall can experience a great deal of shock, trauma and pain.
"Many people lose their confidence and experience varying degrees of fear of falling again.
"Without the support of health and social care staff, people may lose their independence, become more socially isolated and suffer anxiety or depression.
"We hope to highlight the many ways in which they can maintain their independence and mobility."
Keeping fit and active, getting regular health checks and a healthy diet were some of the ways people can avoid falls.
Making homes safer by fitting handrails, better lighting and non-slip flooring was also recommended.