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Over £1 million in benefits for Wellbeing Service customers

5th May 2016 - 0 Comments

PoundFrom September 2015 to April 2016, the total amount of annualized benefits secured for Wellbeing Service customers hit a total of more than £1 million.  Helping people to access the benefits they are entitled to is one of the most common issues which Wellbeing Service caseworkers are called upon to address.

Caseworkers may provide support by reviewing current income, determining eligibility for benefits, helping customers to make sense of and complete application forms and/or accompanying them to interviews.  Caseworkers may, at the same time, help customers to address debt, alerting creditors before circumstances spiral out of control and sourcing essentials free of charge – for example supplies from food banks.  Of course, the impact on customers in terms of improving their standard of living and associated emotional wellbeing varies from case to case; however it is not an exaggeration to state that in the most extreme cases, the Wellbeing Service has brought people back from the brink of crisis and literally transformed lives.

This sort of work is very much within the province of prevention and early intervention:  restoring the wellbeing of some of the more vulnerable members of our community, empowering them to take control of their own lives and continue to live independently, reducing care needs, keeping people out of hospital and, at the same time, boosting spending power in the local economy.

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There are 73,000 people in Lincolnshire who suffer from a long-term, limiting illness or disability.

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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 - LILP 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.

LILP was 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’.