Stories can make a difference. They can challenge assumptions, help to raise awareness and empower others to make safer choices. They can mean the difference between a happy ending and tragedy.
The most common type of accidental injury that requires admission to hospital is a fall. Around two thirds of these admissions involve those over the age of 65.
Although most of the accidents happen in the home environment, many happen when out and about too. RoSPA has added a new case study to its ‘Your Stories’ section of the website where you can read all about accidents that happen to real people.
Sandy’s story highlights what it has meant to him and his wife and how his fall has affected their lives. See Your Stories – RoSPA for this and other stories about real people.
If you have a story about an accident that has happened to you that you would like to share with others to raise awareness and help avoid the same thing happening to others you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will be in touch to discuss further.