Enhancing health, wellbeing and choice
Lincs Independent Living Partnership (LILP) is a consortium of five established, local charitable organisations sharing a mission to facilitate independent living and enhance the health and wellbeing of vulnerable, local residents.
LILP partners can pool local knowledge and resources to deliver a comprehensive range of services - from home adaptations, technology-enabled care and needs assessments to respite support and practical help in the home - on behalf of commissioners representing the health, housing and social care sectors.
LILP partners include Age UK Lincoln, Boston Mayflower, LACE Housing, Lincolnshire Home Independence Agency (LHIA) and St Barnabas Hospice, together offering services which are proven to be cost effective and efficient.
Two examples of our innovative, integrated services:
The Wellbeing Service
Commissioned by Lincolnshire County Council and delivered by four LILP partners - Age UK Lincoln, Boston Mayflower, LACE Housing and LHIA – the Wellbeing Service proved its worth in enhancing the health and wellbeing of local residents in its first year, whilst preventing accidents and illness at home and admission/readmission to hospital and institutional care. The service includes Home Safe, a transport and resettling service for people returning home from a hospital stay, organised direct by the hospital and free of charge.
Hospital Avoidance Response Team (HART)
Commissioned by Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust and delivered by Age UK Lincoln, Boston Mayflower and LACE Housing, HART assists Lincolnshire County Hospitals in avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions and delayed hospital discharges, and at the same time, enables people to regain and retain independence. HART provides up to 72 hours’ support at home where hospital admission is deemed inappropriate 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.
In accordance with the principle of ‘Home First’, LILP is now exploring the potential for community-based hospital admission avoidance in partnership with community health teams.
Wellbeing Service Co-ordinators at work
Please click on the following buttons to find out more about LILP members:
For more information on LILP, please contact Nick Chambers, Chair of Joint Steering Board,
Post: LILP, c/o LACE House, 2 Olsen Rise, Lincoln, LN2 4UZ Email: Nchambers@lacehousing.org
If you’re facing illness, disability or you’re simply getting older, and need support to live independently at home, call the Wellbeing Service on 01522 782140.