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Recognition for connecting people to community support

Photo of winners of the Chairman's Award for service and partnership category
Representatives from the Belfast Connected Community Care Service which won the category award for Service and Partnerships in this year’s Belfast Trust’s Chairman’s Awards.

An innovative new service that connects older people and those with chronic conditions to a range of community and voluntary support throughout Belfast has been recognised in Belfast Trust’s 2018 Chairman’s Awards.

Belfast’s Connected Community care service offers a single point of access through which GPs and Trust social work community teams can refer people to community and voluntary groups close to their home so they can remain independent and have a good quality of life.

Funded by the Belfast Local Commissioning Group (LCG), the service has been established by the Belfast Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs).

The service won the Service and Partnerships category award during a gala dinner in Belfast City Hall, earlier this month.

The awards aim to reflect the outstanding work happening across all services in the Trust area. The team plan to use the prize money to access further services for clients.