March 27, 2014 9.02 am This story is over 116 months old

New Lincolnshire charity partnership launched

Help for the vulnerable: A new partnership brings together a century of expertise from six Lincolnshire charities to help the county’s most vulnerable.

A new partnership made up of six Lincolnshire charities launched this week, aiming to use specialist exerts to help more vulnerable people live independently.

Lincs Independent Living Partnership (LILP) brings 50 years of expertise together from Adults Supporting Adults, Age UK Lincoln, Boston Mayflower Housing Association, LACE Housing Association, the Lincolnshire Home Improvement Agency and St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

LILP will offer telecare, supported housing, disabled home adaptations, transport and support services to people across the county.

The organisation will together bid for new contracts from local authorities and the NHS to offer a tailored package of services, depending on the needs of the individual.

The new charity partnership officially came together at an event in Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln on March 26, with blessing from the Bishop of Lincoln the Right Reverend Christopher Lowson.

Chair of the partnership and Chief Executive of LACE Housing Nick Chambers said: “By bringing a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience together we can help more people to live independently at home for longer.

“We know this approach works thanks to a successful pilot that helped people who were discharged from hospital to recover safely at home.

“We offered these people specialist transport, support in the home and telecare services which meant that fewer people were re-admitted to hospital. The service has since been rolled out across the county.

“We’re all passionate about helping people and this partnership means that we’re stronger together and can help even more people across Lincolnshire to live independently for longer through the delivery of seamless services.”

The Bishop of Lincoln added: “For many people, being able to live in their own home for as long as possible, in familiar surroundings and with fond memories, is vital to their health and happiness.

“I am proud to be launching this new partnership, which will provide the vital support to allow more people to benefit from co-ordinated services.”