Date published: 20 February 2019
Lincolnshire's wellbeing service is now delivered universally across the county
The Wellbeing Service is designed to promote confidence in people to live independently.
If you, or someone you know, is aged 18+ and needs support, then get in touch to see what help is available.
TheLincolnshire’s wellbeing service is now delivered universally across the county by a partnership of Lincolnshire’s district councils, under the name Wellbeing Lincs.
The service, which covers all of Lincolnshire, ultimately aims to support people in achieving confident, fulfilled independent living, following a change in circumstances such as bereavement, ill health, disability or changing medical need.
There are a number of aspects, from a 12-week package of support specifically tailored to an individuals’ needs through to help in identifying the most suitable level of telecare support, assistance in ensuring safe and timely transition from hospital to home and the fixing of aids and adaptations to aid mobility at home.
The service has already helped so many people including a 63-year-old in West Lindsey, who has gained more independence both inside and outside the home. She has a lifeline, bus pass and blue badge to aid mobility and aids and equipment to help her get about the house.
The core elements of the service are free, but charges apply in some circumstances.
Different aspects of the service are hosted by East Lindsey, West Lindsey and North Kesteven district councils, but all of Lincolnshire’s district councils are collectively responsible for service delivery.
Referrals are made through Lincolnshire County Council’s Customer Service Centre on 01522 782140.
The service is open to anyone aged 18 or over, who lives or is registered with a GP in Lincolnshire and meets at least four of the key criteria.
The criteria are:
Unable to manage long term health / medical conditions
Regularly visit the GP for the same medical condition or for non-medical reasons
Unplanned hospitalisation or A&E attendance in the last 90 days
Accessed social care services in the last 12 months including: assessment, day care, home care, re-ablement or residential care services
Bereavement (spouse / partner) or divorce in the past 12 months
Had a fall in the past three months, either at home or away from the home
Unable to manoeuvre around the home safely
Lacks social support and/or interaction with family, friends or carers, or feels isolated
Feel stressed, depressed or anxious
Unable to sustain work, education, training or volunteering
Unable to manage money or in considerable debt
Poor lifestyle management and behaviours which impact on overall health and wellbeing
Aged over 65 years old
You can find out more on the Wellbeing Lincs website.