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Wellbeing Service Wins National Acclaim

17th December 2015 - 0 Comments

Lincs Independent Living Partnership with Esther (2)Lincs Independent Living Partnership (LILP) is joint runner up in the national 3rd Sector Care Awards 2015, category: Collaboration (Integration).  The award specifically recognises LILP’s collaboration on the Wellbeing Service, which is helping to enhance the lives of people living with illness and disability by keeping them safe and well at home, and away from hospital and institutional care. 

It is a considerable triumph for LILP: the awards ceremony, hosted by Dame Esther Rantzen DBE, showcases outstanding achievement in the not-for-profit care and support sector on a national stage.  Moreover, it’s the second national award for the Wellbeing Service; earlier this year, LHIA was presented with the ‘Better Together’ Award for Integrated Service Delivery at the National Home Improvement Agency (HIA) and Handyperson Awards at the House of Lords.

Operational for 18 months, the Wellbeing Service is the result of successful collaboration between four of the six charitable organisations which constitute the LILP consortium: Age UK Lincoln, Boston Mayflower, LACE Housing and Lincolnshire Home Independence Agency. Working in conjunction with the commissioner, Lincolnshire County Council, LILP has co-designed and delivers a holistic solution to the issue of independent living, embracing assessment of an individual’s whole lifestyle, personalised, one-to-one support and provision of assistive technology (such as grab rails or Telecare personal alarms), where needed.  Thus the Service can help people overcome all sorts of everyday problems which can compromise independent living – from mobility around the home to managing debt, from social isolation to home security, from transport to accessing benefits.

Mick King, Agency Director, Lincolnshire Home Independence Agency, comments:
‘I’m thrilled that Lincs Independent Living Partnership (LILP) has received another award.  It represents a national endorsement of LILP and the Wellbeing Service – a prime example of third-sector innovation and true partnership working with public sector commissioners, which can bring huge savings to the public purse whilst enhancing and even prolonging people’s lives.’

Photograph courtesy of Ravi Chandarana

National 3rd Sector Care Awards 2015: Left to right: Michele Seddon (Age UK Lincoln), Nick Chambers (LACE Housing),  Murray Macdonald (Boston Mayflower), Dame Esther Rantzen DBE, Mick King (Lincolnshire Home Independence Agency), David Stacey (Lincolnshire County Council), Vicky Thompson (Lincolnshire Carers and Young Carers Partnership)

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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 - 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’.