Falls Prevention - Luton

The Luton Falls Team consists of falls support workers who cover the service seven days a week, working 8am - 6pm Monday - Sunday and Bank Holidays.  They assess patients following a fall or for those patients at risk of a fall for falls prevention intervention.  

The team can provide some adaptive equipment or aids if appropriate.

If required the patient is referred to the appropriate service for further intervention eg. Adult Social Care, Reablement, Luton Integrated Community Rehabilitation Service, Integrated Nursing Teams, Pharmacy Technicians and GPs and the voluntary sector.

The team aims to:

  • prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital following a fall.
  • reduce the risk of further falls.
  • advise re: falls prevention.

Who can use the service?

People aged 18 years and over who live in Luton, have fallen at home or are at risk of falls and are medically stable.

The service provided includes:

A thorough assessment by a Falls Support worker who will identify what additional support and/or equipment is needed to enable the person to remain at home safely and reduce their risk of further falls.  This may include the following:

  • Referral onto social services for a new or increased care package
  • Provision of equipment
  • Home environment check and recommendations
  • Referral on to other organisations (e.g. Luton Intermediate Care and Rehabilitation Team, Social Services, Age Concern)
  • Advice regarding other ways of reducing the risk of further falls.

Referrals to the service can be made by any health, social care or voluntary services professional including;

  • The Ambulance Service
  • Clinical Navigation Team at Luton & Dunstable Hospital
  • Luton Integrated Nursing Teams
  • Residential and Care Homes
  • GPs

The service is provided from:

The Poynt, Unit 2-3, Poynters Road, Luton LU4 0LA

Hours of operation
08.00 - 18.00pm Monday - Sunday

Contact details:
Luton Falls Service 0333 405 3000

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