Sloppy Slippers

by | Jan 11, 2024 | Blog

Sloppy Slippers Somerset” is a new campaign by NHS Somerset and Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership.
The campaign aims to address a critical public health issue: the high risk of falls in adults, particularly the over-65 population, due to poorly fitting footwear.
Inspired by data from the University Hospitals of Leicester indicating that 24,000 older adults in the UK experience falls at home annually because of ‘sloppy’ slippers, this initiative aims to provide free, well-fitting, and supportive slippers to adults in Somerset.
Through a series of engaging roadshows across the county, we will not only distribute these footwear options to eligible residents, but also educate our Somerset communities about the steps they can take to reduce their chance of falling.
Voluntary sector organisations including CCS, Spark Somerset, and Somerset Sight will also be at the roadshows to offer advice and information.
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