An organisation that provides wheelchair and pulmonary rehabilitation services in this area has won a prestigious award.
Provide has won the Health and Social Care Enterprise category of the Social Enterprise Awards UK.
Provide (formerly Central Essex Community Services) is the organisation that delivers wheelchair services in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area.
It also delivers pulmonary rehabilitation services for people with respiratory conditions in Cambridgeshire. The service’s team includes respiratory nurses, physiotherapists and healthcare support staff.
Clinics operate in Wisbech, Ely, South Cambridgeshire, March, and St Neots and St Ives.
John Niland, Chief Executive of Provide said: “This award demonstrates and rewards the hard work, care and compassion our staff put into delivering health and care services, as well as the work we do investing in our local communities.
“We have, over the past couple of years, donated £1.1 million to charities and good causes, as well as educational establishments. The charities deliver a valuable service to the community. In particular they can help people to improve their independence and in the winter especially, by supporting older people, they can help to prevent hospital admissions.
“This is the fifth award that we have won this year and we were also shortlisted in the very prestigious Nursing Times Awards. These are amazing achievements for an organisation that was only formed in April 2011 and demonstrate that Provide is going from strength to strength.”