Later Life Training Celebrates International Day of the Older Person on 1st October with even more additional movement minutes

Why are we embarking on this new Make Movement Your Mission (MMYM) mission? #MMYM went live on Facebook on 23rd March 2020 hoping to provide light during the lockdown by offering 3 daily bite sized movement snacks providing accurate information and messaging with a range of options designed so that something could be achievable for…

LLT Guidance In response to COVID-19 FaME & OEP Delivered as Virtual Exercise Programmes & Home Alone Guidance

Who is this guidance for and what is its purpose? This guidance is intended for falls prevention services, i.e. Postural Stability Instructors (PSI) and Otago Exercise Programme (OEP) Leaders and the organisations, commissioners and coordinators that lead and support programmes. Its purpose is for PSIs and OEP Leaders to work effectively with virtual exercise delivery…

Make Movement your Mission: Supporting people to move throughout the Covid 19 pandemic

On the 23rd March 2020 the UK went into lockdown to attempt to slow the spread of Covid-19. That same day LLT went LIVE with Make Movement your Mission. Our Mission? to provide opportunities for our teachers and instructors to help their class and group members remain active throughout Covid 19. In particular, to reach…

LLT Statement – Rationale for maintaining face to face approaches within our qualifications (May 2020)

The current COVID-19 national emergency is causing a dramatic re-think of service provision across all sectors and agendas. As exercise-training providers strive to continue to support successful learning there has been an increase in enquiries to LLT about putting all of our qualification course content online. In response to this, here is a short statement from us…

LLT supports PSIs and OEP leaders in falls prevention home exercise support during COVID-19

LLTs response, recommendations and resources to support the current COVID-19 national emergency identifies the need to support:  the specialist exercise instructor workforce (Otago Exercise Leaders (OEP), Postural Stability Instructors (PSI), whether health or fitness professionals)existing participants (of OEP and FaME programmes) older people not currently participating in OEP/FaME programmes  LLT recommend different approaches/resources for targeting these…

Older people helping Wigan improve their leisure offer for strength and balance

In September 2017, a collaboration (Glasgow Caledonian University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Wigan Council, Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles and LLT) received funding from the Wellcome Trust to explore whether improvements could be made to leisure and health programmes aimed at middle-aged and older adults in Wigan Borough, using engagement with scientific research as a foundation for making…

Strength and balance quality markers Supporting improvement through audit (Public Health England, 2019)

Public Health England have published recommendations on audits for strength and balance programmes aimed at reducing falls. They ask commissioners of their evidence based programmes to audit their impact on the local population. The report can be found here.

FaME (PSI) Implementation Toolkit for Commissioners published

Implementation toolkits are a useful resource for commissioners and providers of services. They reduce the labour needed in the commissioning process and have the benefit of being derived from best practice across localities. This toolkit, for the Falls Management Exercise (FaME) programme, has been developed from programmes that were effective and had high programme fidelity…