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Occupational therapy

The occupational therapy (OT) service aims to assist clients to minimise their risk of falls and enable them to live independently in their own home. Intervention may include any of the following:

  • Assessment of the clients ability to carry out activities of daily living (personal and domestic activities) independently
  • Rehabilitation and advice in personal, domestic and community activities
  • Prescription of wheelchairs and assessment for postural management
  • Education and advice on coping strategies for falls (including anxiety management)
  • Education and advice for carers
  • Advice on leisure pursuits
  • Comprehensive home assessment to establish:
    • Ability to manage safely at home
    • Need for adaptive equipment and home modification such as grab rails
    • Referral to appropriate community services.

Criteria for referral

  • People aged 65 years and older who have fallen, are at risk of falls or have fear of falling that restricts activities of daily living.

Referral options

Community Therapy

Southwark

Children and Adult Services
Southwark Council
P.O Box 70063
London
SE15 9EG

Tel: 020 7525 3962
Fax: 020 7525 4606

Email:ot.helpdesk@southwark.gov.uk

Lambeth

Lambeth Single Point of Access
Pulross Intermediate Care Centre
47a Pulross Road
London
SW9 8AE

Tel: 020 3049 4004
Fax: 020 3049 4014

Falls clinics

Southwark:

Guy's Older Person Assessment Unit
Ground Floor Bermondsey Wing
Guy's Hospital
London
SE1 9RT

Tel: 020 7188 2093
Fax: 020 7188 2095

King's Older Person Assessment Unit
Betty Alexander Suite
Golden Jubilee Wing
King's College Hospital
London
SE5 9RS

Tel: 020 3299 6184/6185
Fax: 020 3299 6149

Lambeth:

Whittington Centre
11-13 Rutford Road
London
SW16 2DQ

Tel: 020 3049 4004
Fax: 020 3049 4014
(Refer to Single Point of Access - see below)

Please note: All Lambeth referrals should be sent to Lambeth Single Point of Access (SPA) at the Pulross Intermediate Care Centre. Clients will be offered an appointment at the centre closest to their home.

Lambeth Single Point of Access (SPA)

Pulross Intermediate Care Centre
47a Pulross Road
London
SW9 8AE

Tel: 020 3049 4004
Fax: 020 3049 4014