Age UK is urging professionals to help older people put their "best foot forward" for Falls Awareness Week 2013 (17–21 June). People working in the NHS, social care, housing, care homes, pharmacies and community organisations can help older people look after their feet by holding local Falls Awareness Week events which promote activities to help reduce the risk of falling.
The Week will highlight how important it is for older people to keep feet healthy in order to maintain mobility and independence. Foot conditions and complaints often result in foot pain. This can cause problems with balance, walking and sensation in the feet, which can lead to falls.