The STEER (Safety Through Education and Exercise for Resilience) course is a pioneering exercise regime run by firefighters aiming to help older people to be happy, healthy and remain in their home safely whilst:
- building confidence
- reducing the risk of a fall occurring
- increasing engagement in community activities
It consists of 12 weekly sessions, each two hours long. The course combines educational discussions with a structured progressive exercise program for a targeted +65 attendee.
Every weekly session starts with a friendly cup of tea and catch up. As well as friendships developed throughout the course, attendees are also introduced to local community activities and organisations.
Courses are held at a local fire station by qualified HFRS trainers and are free to attend.
Joining a course
There are many ways participants can be signposted to our STEER courses. For example, by:
- a GP
- a friend or family member
- a Falls Champion or Falls Friend
- contacting us themselves to find out about their local courses
We can only allocate places on STEER courses when there are enough candidates to fill a course. This time will vary depending on your location.
The attendee must be:
- able to attend the whole 12 week course
- over the age of 65 (unless referred by a health professional)
- able to participate in low to moderate physical activity
To enquire about STEER courses in your area, contact: