A new integrated Health and Social Care team has been developed to provide short term early intervention and prevention to help people remain safely in their own home.
The new Multi-Disciplinary Service (MDS) is provided by Stockton Borough Council and North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trusts. The longer term goal is to prevent avoidable hospital admissions and referral into long term social care.
The service is available to people:
Those benefiting from the service will receive a comprehensive wellbeing assessment, and an integrated support plan will be developed with a Well-being Facilitator. The support plan may include a referral to other health, social care and voluntary sector services, co-ordinated by the Well-being Facilitator.
Clients do not need a Care Act Assessment and any support / intervention given during the first 6 weeks is free.
Referrals can be made via SPA for health and First Contact Adults for Social Care.
For more information call 01642 527081.
The new falls service in Stockton is based at Tithebarn House and is a part of the Multi-Disciplinary Service (MDS). The service is provided by two Falls Assessment Coordinators.
The aim of the service is to provide education, assessment and early intervention to help prevent people from falling.
To qualify for a referral to the Falls Service, clients must be aged 65 and over with one or more of the following:
Accessing the Service
The service can be accessed through:
For more information, or to obtain referral forms, please telephone 01642 527081.