One of Lincolnshire County Council’s day care contracts has been awarded to The Orders of St John Care Trust.
OSJCT has been selected as an approved provider for day care for the county council, enabling people to access care in rural areas where there is a need for the service, so they can stay at home longer rather than in hospital.
The Trust is dedicated to elderly person-centred care and provides its service, support and housing to residents and tenants across 72 homes and 16 accommodation schemes across Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, West Sussex and Suffolk.
Caroline Dunagan, assistant area operations director at OSJCT, said: “Adult day care is well established in OSJCT Lincolnshire homes and we are delighted to be in a position to enhance this provision across a wider range of services.
“This will enable those to access care in rural areas where we are also being informed of a need for the service. We will have a greater emphasis in not only assisting people to stay at home longer but through assessment and reablement help people stay out of hospital.”
Caroline added: “The key aims will be to improve the quality of people’s lives who have experienced frailty or recent illness. To help preserve independence and to improve overall wellbeing through socialisation.
“Carers often face the dilemma between maintaining their own health and wellbeing and supporting a loved one with their own needs. Day care can provide an outlet for carers to help them cope with care at home longer. Our revised service can now offer care by the hour to full days visits seven days per week.”