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LILP celebrates Lincolnshire’s hard-working carers

27th February 2017 - 0 Comments

Lincs Independent Living Partnership (LILP) – which is dedicated to helping disabled, elderly and vulnerable people to live independently – was pleased to sponsor the The Newcomer in Social Care Award at the
Lincolnshire Care Association (LinCa) awards 2017.

LILP itself was a winner: receiving the NatWest Team that Most Made a Difference award for its Hospital Avoidance Response Team (HART)

A consortium of local charitable organisations, LILP comprises Age UK Lincoln & Kesteven, Boston Mayflower, LACE Housing, Lincolnshire Home Independence Agency and St Barnabas Hospice.

LILP currently currently delivers two services – the Wellbeing Service and Hospital Avoidance Response Team  (HART)  – which help local people facing illness, disability and the effects of advancing age to live safely, healthily and independently at home.

The Wellbeing Service* helps address any problems affecting health and wellbeing – for example, mobility around the home, financial problems, social isolation and/or transport. It includes Home Safe, a supported hospital discharge and resettling service.

HART** provides up to 72 hours’ support at home, where hospital admission is deemed inappropriate or after hospital discharge, when responsive or planned care can either bridge a gap until longer-term arrangements are established, or provide short-term support to sustain independence.

Mick King, Agency Director at Lincolnshire Home Independence Agency, presented The Newcomer in Social Care Award on behalf of LILP to winner Fletcher Bradley.  He commented:  ‘As service providers ourselves, we are aware of the challenging and often distressing circumstances with which those employed in social care are faced.  It is a distinct honour to be able to recognise and reward excellence in the sector in the public domain.’

The Lincolnshire Care Awards took place on 23 February 2017 at a black tie event at The Lincoln Hotel, Lincoln.

Picture captions:

1) Mick King, LHIA presents LILP Newcomer in Social Care Award to Fletcher Bradley
2) Mick King (LHIA), Murray Macdonald (Boston Mayflower) and Nick Chambers (LACE Housing) representing LILP
3) HART receive NatWest Team that Most Made a Difference award

* LILP delivers the Wellbeing Service on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council in five of the seven districts in the county, excluding East Lindsey and North Kesteven, where district councils deliver similar services.  Home Safe is delivered countywide.

** LILP delivers HART on behalf of Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust in six of the seven districts in the county, excluding East Lindsey, where the service is provided by Walnut Care.

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An award-winning registered charity

2017 - We won the Collaboration Award and were Highly Commended for HIA Service of the Year by Foundations, the national body for home improvement agency and handyperson services.

2016 - We won the Health, Housing & Care – Innovative Partnerships Award at the CIH Midlands Awards.

2015 - We were presented with the ‘Better Together’ award for integrated service delivery by Foundations, the national body for home improvement agency and handyperson services.
We were a finalist for the Collaboration (Integration) Award in the 3rd Sector Care Awards.

2014 - We were commended as ‘Home Improvement Agency (HIA) Service of the Year’ by Foundations. We were appointed Lead Member for LILP when it was awarded the contract for the new Lincolnshire Wellbeing Service, which commenced on 1st April.

2013 - We became a founding member of Lincs Independent Living Partnership (LILP), now attracting national acclaim. We received straight passes in all eight of our new national Quality Mark Validated Assessment ratings, and four A and one B ratings in the new, advanced Approved HIA Assessment, becoming the country’s first ‘Approved’ HIA. We were also commended for ‘Excellence in Providing Adaptations’ by Foundations.

2012 - We were delighted when The Rt Rev Christopher Lowson, Lord Bishop of Lincoln, agreed to be our President, in recognition of the essential support we give to vulnerable people in Lincolnshire.

2009 - We were honoured to gain two Foundations’ awards for ‘Excellence in Providing Support & Advice’ and ‘Joint Agency of the Year’.