National social care charity, Community Integrated Care, is proud to be shortlisted in three categories at this year’s Laing Buisson Awards, which will be held in London’s Lancaster Hotel on November 11th.
Community Integrated Care is one of Britain’s leading health and social care charities – supporting almost 5000 people with learning disabilities, mental people health concerns, autism and age-related needs, across England and Scotland.
The Laing Buisson Awards celebrate the achievements of independent health and care providers. The prestigious event will be hosted by Rt Hon Michael Portillo, the former Conservative Minister.
The charity has been shortlisted for the Personalisation Award, recognising its pioneering ‘Golden Thread’ campaign. This is a long-term programme that sees it embed leading person-centred planning tools, pursue an involvement strategy that gives the people it supports direct input into its organisational strategy, and advance its use of Peer Reviewers – people it support who are employed as experts by experience. The campaign has seen the charity deliver a host of cutting-edge personalisation training to its 5000 strong workforce.
It was also shortlisted for the Excellence in Dementia Care Award, alongside its partners at Halton Borough Council and NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group. This marks the integrated partnership at St Luke’s specialist dementia care home in Runcorn, which sees the charity’s colleague’s work alongside clinical and local authority specialists, to support people with advanced dementia to lead healthier and happier lives. The project has successfully prevented hospital admissions and measurably improved outcomes for residents at the home. It has also seen a £250,000 jointly funded refurbishment of the home, which has included the creation of innovative spaces such as its own pub, cinema and reminiscence areas.
Its Spencer’s Villa supported living service in Durham is also shortlisted for the Autism Spectrum Services Award. The service has been praised by professionals and families for its person-centred approach, and focus on achieving outcomes for the gentlemen who live there, including college, volunteering and friendships.
Neil Matthewman, Chief Executive at Community Integrated Care, says: “Community Integrated Care is committed to delivering personalised services, which offer great outcomes for the people we support, their loved ones and our commissioning partners. These three awards celebrate our results in achieving these aims. I’d like to thank and congratulate everyone in our charity who has contributed to these successes.”