Falls Service – Central Manchester

Anyone can have a fall but do you know that 1 in 3 people over 65 will fall each year? Having a fall is frightening and can affect your confidence. There are lots of things that can be done to reduce your risk of falling and improve your confidence. Our service can help you to maintain your independence.

We can provide:

  • Falls management strategies
  • Advice and education on falls related medical conditions
  • Tailored home and group exercise programmes
  • Environmental checks and equipment to reduce your risk of falls
  • Osteoporosis risk assessment
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Walking aids to reduce your risk of falls
  • Medication advice
  • Confidence building
  • Information about assistive technology

Admission:

We see people who are:

  • Aged over 60 (or over 50 with a diagnosis of Osteoporosis)
  • Registered with a Central Manchester GP
  • Experiencing falls
  • Not currently active with another rehabilitation service, such as Intermediate Care

We accept referrals by email, telephone or letter.

If you wish to discuss or to make a referral, contact us by phone. Anyone can refer to this service, you can even refer yourself

Email: mft.fallsteam@nhs.net

Telephone: 0161 209 9967

Please leave a message on the answerphone if there is no-one available to take your call

Healthcare professionals are asked to complete a one page referral form.

Location:

The falls team will visit you in your own home.

Hours:

8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Contact Details:

Central Manchester Community Falls ServiceAlexandra Park Health Centre,2 Whitswood Close,Manchester,M16 7AP

Tel: 0161 209 9967mft.fallsteam@nhs.net

Additional Support:

We can provide:

  • Osteoporosis risk assessment
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Walking aids
  • Medication advice
  • Falls management strategies
  • Confidence building
  • Anxiety management
  • Advice and education
  • Exercise programmes
  • Equipment

Additional Information:

Always inform your GP if you have had a fall, and if necessary seek medical attention.

General Practitioners may be consulted prior to a home visit, to obtain relevant medical information.

 

Page last reviewed: April 2022
Next review due: April 2023