The Nursing Times Awards seek to recognise, celebrate and support the achievements of the nursing community and have successfully shortlisted Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust for a prestigious award.
The Trust ‘s Community Restart Service have successfully been shortlisted in the ‘Nursing in Mental Health’ category for their work in providing a broad and diverse therapeutic social inclusion service for people experiencing mental ill health. The team have been recognised for their work in promoting self-care and for providing increased opportunities within active local communities.
The service has enabled service users to have the tools to care for themselves, find more independence and improve their own quality of life.
Lisa Smith, Service Manager at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:
“We are delighted to have been recognised nationally for the Nursing Times Awards 2018. The service aim was to deliver social inclusion within the local community rather than people having to access this through traditional day services and centres. Initially those who have always used conventional day centre provision were uphappy, with many believing this approach to services could not be replaced within the general community.
“We now work in partnership with over 65 organisations to deliver social inclusion for people in Lancashire and regularly receive positive service user and peer feedback about how valuable our service is to them. We are so pleased to have been shortlisted and are looking forward to celebrating our achievements at the awards ceremony later this year!”
The Community Restart Team is a modern, forward thinking service that has co-production with service users at its heart. The team are dedicated to improving quality of life, promoting opportunities and improving the outcome for people across Lancashire and work in partnership with service users, carers, mental health specialists, employment and housing services and third sector agencies to support people to improve their own health and wellbeing.
The winners will be announced at a glittering evening of recognition on the 31 October 2018 at Grovenor House Hotel in London. For more information about the service please visit www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/Community-Restart and for more information about the Nursing Times Awards or to view the full shortlist, please visit https://awards.nursingtimes.net/.