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Trent & Dove crowned RoSPA’s first ever Falls Prevention winner

Trent & Dove crowned RoSPA’s first ever Falls Prevention winner

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Trent & Dove, which provides 6,000 homes across East Staffordshire, South Derbyshire and Northwest Leicestershire, received RoSPA’s new Falls Prevention Trophy at a prestigious award ceremony in London on Tuesday 16th May. 

The social housing provider beat off stiff competition from two award-winning finalists, engineering contractors Taziker and care home provider Barchester Healthcare, when all three organisations presented their recent falls prevention initiatives as part of a RoSPA Awards webinar hosted in April. A panel of RoSPA award winners then voted on who should come out top. 

Trent & Dove’s fall prevention project included an educational plan, using RoSPA’s Fall Fighters training resources, to provide fall prevention awareness training to staff, customers and community partners. All Trent & Dove residents that are over-60 were also offered a home safety visit focussed on reducing physical fall risks in the home and identifying personal measures that can be taken to make individuals less likely to have a fall. 

Anna Hickman, Head of Health & Safety at Trent & Dove, said: “We really could not be more delighted to win the falls prevention trophy. Firstly, it recognises the hard work, enthusiasm and commitment of the team delivering the project – they thoroughly deserve the recognition. It will also provide us with an additional platform from which to share our project more widely and show what can be achieved by a proactive and holistic approach to fall prevention.” 

Within Trent & Dove’s bid, it reported that the project’s evaluation showed a 46 per cent reduction in the number of fall its participants were having following the visits. In addition, 91 per cent of its customers stated that they felt more educated on fall prevention in the home, 83 per cent of those visited felt safer at home, 74 percent had followed advice given and 71 per cent felt less likely to have a fall at home.

Matt Cryer, Awards Standards Manager, added: “We were highly encouraged by the falls prevention information entrants shared in their 2023 RoSPA Award submissions – it is truly encouraging to see so many organisations taking falls seriously and taking positive steps to reduce them. We would like to extend our deepest congratulations to Trent & Dove and to the other organisations who participated.

“RoSPA has been delighted to work with Berkeley Group in the creation of the Falls Trophy for 2023, collaborating on a key injury reduction topic - that has a clear link to both workplace safety, and our lives outside of work.”


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