Careline Community Service Team nominated for national award

For the second year running, the Careline Community Service team has been shortlisted for a prestigious Foundations Home Improvement and Handyperson Award. Foundations, the governing body for Home Improvement Agencies, acknowledged the high standard of entries this year and congratulated the service on reaching the final three nominations.

The service has been nominated for the “Better Together Award” which acknowledges the innovation and positive involvement of the sector in working with partners to support the delivery of health and social care locally.

The project, thanks to some funding from the West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group, aimed to reduce falls, support hospital discharge and reduce re-admission during the winter months. The project encouraged partners from across statutory and voluntary organisations to work together and resulted in 120 client assessments taking place. The assessment looked not only at the practical measures including the provision of grab rails, half steps and community alarms but clients were also provided with a range of advice and information about coping with the winter, preventing falls, keeping active and referred for further assistance such as benefits advice and fire safety checks.

We should know soon if the Service has won….fingers crossed.

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