Multi-Disciplinary Service and Falls Service
An 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 Multi-Disciplinary Service (MDS) is provided by Stockton-on-Tees 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:
- Aged 65 years and over;
- Living in the Borough of Stockton; and
- Who are not currently under the care of a social care professional.
Those benefiting from the service will receive a comprehensive wellbeing assessment, and an integrated support plan will be developed with a Wellbeing Facilitator. The support plan may include a referral to other health, social care and voluntary sector services.
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 Single Point of Access (SPA) for health and First Contact Adults for Social Care. For further information please contact the Admin Team on 01642 527081.
The 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 clients must be aged 65 and over with one or more of the following:
- More than 1 fall in a 12 month period;
- Presentation for medical advice following a fall.
- Under 65 years.
- Living outside of the Stockton area.
Accessing the Service
The service can be accessed through:
- First Contact Adult Social Care. Telephone: 01642 527764.
- Single Point of Access for Health (SPA). Telephone: 01429 522500.