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Slipper exchange to help elderly

A slipper exchange session is being set up in Wiltshire in an attempt to reduce the number of accidents in the home.

People over 65 can exchange their old worn-out slippers for a new pair at Salisbury's Guildhall on Tuesday.

Wiltshire County Council, which is behind the scheme, is also offering details of safe living in the home, aimed specifically at the elderly.

A council spokeswoman said: "Around 1,000 people fall in Wiltshire every year, leading to hospital admissions."

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