A service that promotes culturally sensitive health and wellbeing in the South Asian community has won a prestigious award.
LMCP Care Link scooped the Health Equalities Award for the North West in the NHS Parliamentary Awards.
LMCP aims to support older people from BME communities to live independently for longer, supporting them in their own home when needed and preventing long term admissions and dependency on residential and nursing care placements. The service also promotes healthy lifestyle changes to maintain health and wellbeing and prevent long-term conditions, and promotes the early identification of long-term conditions and promote uptake of NHS screening programmes.
The group has been commissioned by Trafford Council and NHS Trafford CCG to provide a wellbeing service that prevents ill health and promotes independence for residents of Trafford aged over 50 from minority ethnic backgrounds.
Cllr Jane Slater, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Equalities, said:
It’s great news to hear LMCP have won such a well-deserved award.
One of our key priorities is to improve health and wellbeing and LMCP helps us do exactly that. We want good health services for everyone and to reduce the inequalities in health and other outcomes and LMCP’s work with our South Asian community is vital in helping us address this.”
George Devlin, chair of LMCP, said:
This is an amazing honour for us. I am so proud of all of our staff and volunteers. We work so hard to ensure everyone gets the help they need and to be recognised for that is fantastic.”
Kate Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston, nominated LMCP for the Parliamentary award said:
I’m proud and thrilled that LMCP Care Link has been shortlisted for their amazing work to promote culturally sensitive health and wellbeing in the South Asian community in my constituency.
Congratulations to all involved!”
Posted on Friday 19th July 2019