Community rehabilitation and falls
We specialise in preventing falls.
We care for people who have:
- previously had a fall, fracture or illness
- concerns about falling
- conditions such as arthritis and joint replacements which have led to a change in function
We 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, such as getting on and off a bed, chair or toilet
- walking and mobility, needing the use of walking aids or strength and balance training
- leisure, education or work
Our service consists of:
- a team based at the Pulross Centre in Lambeth. They provide occupational therapy and physiotherapy to an intermediate care ward
- a team based at Tessa Jowell Health Centre in Southwark. They provide physiotherapy to housebound people
- a team based at the Whittington Centre in Lambeth. They provide occupational therapy and physiotherapy to housebound people
- a falls clinic based at the Whittington Centre
- strength and balance classes at the Whittington Centre and community venues in Lambeth and Southwark
We also offer advice, support, health promotion and education to patients and their carers. We work with social services and the voluntary sector.
We run over 15 exercise classes in local community venues across Lambeth and Southwark to prevent falls. We may be able to offer online classes for people who find it difficult to attend in person.
Please watch our video to find out more. Phone our strength and balance helpline if you're interested in coming to a class.
Voiceover: Free one hour strength and balance classes available now across Lambeth and Southwark.
Patient: I'm very aware, getting older, that my muscles are not as strong.
Voiceover: For residents who've had a fall or who are worried about falling.
Patient: But I do want to try and keep my mobility as long as possible.
Voiceover: Helps with daily activities, housework, shopping or gardening.
Patient: I'm balancing better.
Patient: I notice I go up the stairs two at a time.
Voiceover: Research shows our proven exercises help you feel more steady when walking.
Patient: They're sort of gentle and you can understand them and if you do them regularly it really does help.
Patient: Yes I'm enjoying it.
Voiceover: Attend our friendly classes and get to know other people living in your area.
Patient: They all want to improve their mobility and so we're all here for the same purpose.
Patient: I enjoy coming to the exercise class.
Voiceover: Improves your strength balance and confidence
Patient: I'm really, really in favour of them.
Patient: I really feel the balance is, you know, I think I'm improving.
Voiceover: Improve your health and wellbeing.
Patient: It's been brilliant, really good.
Voiceover: Join over 1000 people who are already benefiting, call our helpline on 020 3049 5424.
Our falls information is for people who have had a fall or several falls, or who are worried about falling. It's also for family members or carers of people who have had a fall.
Research and clinical trials
Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.
Last updated: October 2023