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Falls Prevention Service

The Wolverhampton Falls Prevention Service is a multidisciplinary team offering tailored assessment, treatment and advice on how to reduce the risks of falling and to cope better following a fall. Our aim is to enable people to remain as independent and as safe as possible in their own home.

We provide 

  • a comprehensive home assessment lasting about an hour
  • a group education and exercise programme in a variety of localities throughout Wolverhampton

The service also provides training for health professionals, social workers and volunteers working with older people in the community, and carers working in residential and nursing homes, to develop and maintain basic professional competence in falls assessment and prevention.

There are a number of ways you can reduce your chances of having a fall, including making simple changes at home and doing tailored exercises.

You should discuss any falls you have had with your GP. They can refer you to useful services in your local area.

Please contact the service for further information.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Falls Prevention Service
Telephone
01902 444502
E-mail
rwh-tr.fallsprevention@nhs.net

Where to go

Notes

We visit people in their own homes.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Office hours Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
Older people
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

How to access the service

 You need to either reside in the Borough of Wolverhampton or be registered with a Wolverhampton GP

Details of the referral criteria / process

  • Have you fallen or been frightened of falling in the last 12 months?
  • Are you on 4 or more medications?
  • Do you have Parkinson's or have had a stroke?
  • Do you feel unsteady or have problems with balance?
  • Do you struggle to get up from a chair?

If you answer yes to any of the above, please ask your local health or social care professional about a referral to Wolverhampton's falls prevention service.

Locations where the service is provided
The service covers the whole Wolverhampton borough 

Record Last Updated on: 16/08/2018

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