Community rehabilitation and falls

Assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for people over 16

About us

We provide assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for adults who have suffered falls and/or fractures, and frail older people living in the community.

Our job is to help people who have an illness, injury or disability affecting their:

  • personal care tasks, like washing and dressing
  • domestic tasks such as cooking, housework, shopping
  • transfers, for example getting on/off bed, chair or toilet
  • mobility
  • leisure, education or work 
  • communication, for example talking and understanding others
  • swallowing.

Our service

Our service consists of:

  • A community pathway team based at the Pulross Centre in Lambeth. They provide an intermediate care and rehabilitation ward.
  • An adult therapy rehabilitation team based at Dulwich Community Hospital in Southwark.
  • Outpatient services at the Whittington Centre in Lambeth. This team consists of therapists, nurses, pharmacists, healthcare assistants, GPs and a consultant geriatrician.

We also offer advice, support, health promotion and education to both patients and their care-givers. We work closely with social services and the voluntary sector.

SLIPS

We are proud of our falls service, Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care Pathway for Older People with Falls (SLIPS). Working in partnership with King's College Hospital and Southwark and Lambeth Councils, we provide evidence based rehabilitation and preventative strategies for those who have fallen or are at risk of falling.

Strength and balance classes for falls prevention

We run over 20 exercise classes in local community venues across Lambeth and Southwark to prevent falls.

Please watch our advert to find out more or call our strength and balance helpline on 020 3049 5424 if you're interested in coming to a class.

Community falls project wins top award

An innovative project to help older people who are at risk of suffering a fall has won a prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value in Healthcare Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 Contacts

Pulross Centre
Tel: 020 3049 4004

Dulwich Community Hospital
Tel: 020 3049 8960

Strength and Balance Helpline
Tel: 020 3049 5424
Email: gst-tr.strengthandbalance
helpline@nhs.net