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Dudley falls prevention

Dudley Falls Prevention

A new one stop shop for anything related to falls

What is Dudley falls prevention?

Dudley falls prevention is an innovative partnership made up of Dudley Council’s adult social care and public health services Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust. These organisations have joined together to offer an integrated falls prevention service.

This means we are all working closely together to provide a one stop shop for anything related to falls. We will help you to avoid falls, maintain your strength, balance and mobility, as well as help you to regain your mobility, confidence and independence if you have already taken a fall.

Who is Dudley falls prevention for?

Dudley Falls Prevention is for anyone aged over eighteen who is concerned about falling. Whether you are worried about your balance and stability and want to prevent a first fall or have fallen recently, help is on offer so that you can continue to live an independent, safe and active life.

We support anyone who is:

  • Simply keen to maintain your strength and balance to avoid a fall

  • Feeling a little unsteady on your feet and worried you are going to fall

  • Recovering from a fall and lacking in confidence

  • Falling more often and don’t know why

We help adults who live in Dudley borough, or who are registered with a GP located in Dudley borough. You can give us a call on 01384 814459 to ask for help, alternatively you can ask your GP or nurse to refer you.

When you call an individual assessment will take place – tailored to each individual’s own needs and circumstances. A range of different services and interventions will then be offered depend on your needs.

What help is provided?

Help and support on offer is tailored to each person’s own unique needs. We will look at reasons you may be stumbling or falling and will find ways of preventing falls. Support can include things like:

  • Strength and balance exercise programmes, healthy lifestyle information and advice, exercise and fitness programmes at Healthy Hubs

  • a community falls service where falls advisors will visit you at home and provide tailored advice and support

  • Support from a specialist falls team made up of community falls specialist nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and specialist pharmacists.

  • More in-depth support from a consultant led falls clinic

Key areas we might look at with you include:

  • Improving your strength and balance

  • Home adaptations, helpful gadgets and home safety equipment

  • Safe use of medicines

  • Protecting your bones

  • Staying fit and well through exercise

  • Eating and drinking well

  • Improving your confidence to get out and about

We will work with you to create an individual plan, based upon your needs.

Contact us

For further information, contact us on 01384 814459

Email us on fallsspa@dudley.gov.uk

 

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