The partnership started in 2015 when Leicestershire and Rutland were part of the PhISICAL study (Physical activity Implementation Study In Community-dwelling AduLts) which aimed to look at the effectiveness of FAME. This was delivered via the local authorities with Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport taking on the central co-ordination role. This included;
- Development of Service Specification, Grant Agreement & Information Sharing Agreements
- Financial Management of Grant
- Collation of locality data utilising standardised monitoring & evaluation reports and impact templates
- Six monthly progress reports to CCG Funders
- Coordinating PSI training across the STP footprint utilising Later Life as the training provider
- Coordinate a programme of Shared Learning Events to enable continuous
- improvement; 2 per year for PSI instructors and 2 per year for Locality
- Lead Officers
- Development and implementation of a Quality Assurance Procedure
- Creation of a standardised promotional material across the STP footprint
- Dedicated Falls Management page on LRS website
- Resources Development of standardised home exercise card sheets
- Coordination of purchasing of programme equipment
- Development of GP consent form
On the back of successful FaME delivery, Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport alongside Leicestershire Public Health wrote a falls business case for additional funding to continue the programme but with more consistency across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. The three local clinical commissioning groups have commissioned ‘Steady Steps’ which is our local Fame delivery model.
Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport led on the creation of the return on investment tool and implementation Gantt chart and as well as assisting with the business case and collecting local case studies alongside local authority partners.
For more information and to access the FAME implementation toolkit please go to-
For more information on steady steps go to;
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Notes to Editors
- In 2016/17 there were 2,159 falls in Leicestershire, 825 in Leicester and 152 in Rutland that resulted in a hospital admission because of injuries sustained.
- Falls that result in injury can be very serious - approximately 1 in 20 older people living in the community experience a fracture or need hospitalisation after a fall.
- Falls and fractures in those aged 65 and above account for over 4 million bed days per year in England alone, at an estimated cost of £2 billion.
- 35% of over 65’s will experience at least one fall in a year. This figure rises to over 50% for the over 80 age group.
For more information contact:
Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport (LRS)
Name: Lucy Baginskis Sports Development Officer
Or visit: www.lrsport.org/steadysteps
Better Care Together – Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland health and social care.
To face the challenges we see in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and to deliver our plans to meet them, health and care organisations have created Better Care Together - a Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (an STP).
Leicestershire Health and Care Integration website:
Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS)
Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport is your local network and support team for physical activity and sport across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. We want to be the most active place in England, building a healthy and vibrant future for our communities.
Working in partnership, we have a shared commitment to enrich the lives of the residents of LLR by:
- Getting more people to take part in physical activity and sport.
- Improving our citizen's physical and mental well-being.
- Developing our paid and unpaid workforce.
- Creating a strong voice for physical activity and sport.
- Building a physical activity and sport environment that is safe, fair and customer focused.
For more information visit www.lrsport.org