LILP celebrates Lincolnshire’s hard-working carers
Lincs Independent Living Partnership (LILP) was a winner at the Lincolnshire Care Association (LinCa) awards 2017, 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 delivers two services – the Hospital Avoidance Response Team (HART) and the Wellbeing Service– which help local people facing illness, disability and the effects of advancing age to live safely, healthily and independently at home.
HART* provides up to 72 hours’ support at home, where hospital admission is deemed inappropriate or avoidable, 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.
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.
LILP was also pleased to sponsor The Newcomer in Social Care Award at the same event.
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.
* 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 subcontracted to Walnut Care.
** 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.