Our Personal Safety Service aims to help older people who have fallen or are at risk of falling at home, by identifying and helping to reduce risks and hazards and to promote independence in the home. It is available to anyone who lives in the Borough of Croydon. This is a free service, funded by NHS Croydon.

For anybody who has experienced, has a fear of or is at risk of falling, we carry out a comprehensive risk assessment to highlight potential causes of falls in the home. We can arrange for additional stair rails, grab handles and other aids to be supplied and fitted, free of charge.

As part of NHS Croydon's Integrated Falls Team, we can make an onward referral to other services, such as assessment by occupational therapist, or domiciliary physiotherapy, for those with more complex needs.

Following referral and initial risk assessment visit, the project can provide ongoing telephone support for up to six weeks to monitor the risk of further falls.

 

Contacting us

For further information, or to book a Risk Assessment, please telephone 020 8683 7105/6 or fax 020 8683 0571. Or you can send an email to personalsafetyproject@ageukcroydon.org.uk.

We will be pleased to give a talk to promote our service to organisations such as lunch clubs, day centres, neighbourhood care groups, church groups etc. Contact us for such a talk.

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