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)