The Falls Prevention Service
The Falls Prevention Service is for people over the age of 19 who may be at risk of falling or those afraid of falling. To benefit from our advice and targeted exercises, you need to be able to walk, at least, short distances with a walking aid or little help. The support we provide is divided into three main categories:
- Primary prevention: prevents a first fall in the older population through education, promotes well‐being and awareness.
- Secondary prevention: for people already identified as vulnerable and those who may have previously fallen.
- Tertiary prevention: for falls related injury, post‐fall rehabilitation, exercise and advice.
The Falls Prevention Service is delivered by the Community Health Team (CHT). We carry out home based assessments alongside other professionals. People are provided with an individualised home based rehabilitation programme and advice and support to make their environment safer. People can be provided with equipment, walking aids and adaptations within the home to minimise the risk of falling. We may also refer people to the Safe and Steady Group and to Tele care if needed.
The Safe and Steady Group is based at the Royal London hospital, and offer a series of twelve-week programmes focused on balance and strength exercises, advice and education. GPs, Linkage Plus, social services and voluntary sectors can also refer to CHT and make requests for a place on the Safe and Steady Group. Transport may be arranged for attending sessions.
Patients attending the falls clinic undergo an assessment to identify those who would benefit from falls prevention services.
Referrals to the CHT are through the Single Point of Access (SPA).
Telephone; 0203 594 0030
Community Health Team, Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road, E1 4DG
|Price:||Free of charge|
|Total price:||Free of charge|