How our service can help you
CPFT’s community therapy teams work closely with Healthy You to deliver falls prevention assessments and interventions. Both these services are free.
If you have fallen more than once and are having difficulties managing day-to-day tasks at home, then you can ask your GP, community warden, district nurse or another professional for a referral to your local CPFT Community Rehabilitation team.
If you had one or more falls, are managing well with daily tasks and can get out and about, a falls risk assessment by the Healthy You service may be more appropriate. They could also support you if you haven’t fallen, but you are feeling unsteady on your feet or are fearful of falling. You can contact Healthy You to help you find the right support – find out more here Healthy You.
The right type of exercises is a very effective way to improve your strength, balance and confidence. And even if you have not had a fall, it’s never too early to start. Click here to see what is on offer in the community:
Cambridge, South and East Cambridgeshire: Forever Active Forever Active Cambridgeshire
Huntingdon: Right Start Active Lifestyles Exercise Classes
Peterborough: Vivacity Vivacity Peterborough
Fenland: Active Fenland Active Fenland
- Older people safety – RoSPA
- Avoiding a fall | Elderly fall prevention | Age UK
- Preventing falls | NHS inform
- Staying independent (Adults) | Peterborough Information Network
- Stay Stronger for Longer (Adults) | Peterborough Information Network
- Staying independent - Cambridgeshire County Council
- Stay stronger for longer - Be Well in Cambridgeshire (bewellcambridgeshire.co.uk)
- Sit Less Move More Feel good!
- Footwear Advice.pdf [pdf] 224KB
Contact the service
- Phone Number: 0330 726 007
- Business Hours/Visiting Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, excluding Bank Holidays
For CPFT Community Rehabilitation Team:
- GPs, nurses, social care workers and other professionals can refer to community rehabilitation teams.
For Healthy You:
- Anyone can refer to this service
- Healthy You Website Healthy You
- Phone 0333 005 0093
How to cancel your appointment
Please call us on 0330 726 0077.
A carer is anyone, including children and adults who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support. The care they give is unpaid.
At Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, we value the often life-long support carers provide and recognise them as equal care partners. We want to offer as much guidance and reassurance as possible, to help you in your caring role. You can find general information and support for adult carers, young carers and parent carers by following this link.