LLT Statement – Practical Assessment Process (PSI/OEP) during the COVID-19 Pandemic

   This brief statement is designed to support candidates and funders in better understanding our stance on practical assessments and reasonable adjustments during the covid-19 pandemic.  It explains why virtual (online) delivery of a practical session for assessment of practical skills would not be fair, equitable or an appropriate reasonable adjustment.  Download the brief statement…

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…

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…

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…

Public Health Wales – Guidance on recommending exercise for older people to reduce risk of falls (2019)

This guidance is intended for anyone who works with or supports older people living in the local community, as these people are most likely to gain from strength and balance training (NICE 2013). It includes information that will help to:- • understand why physical activity is important for older people at risk of falling •…