Cameron Serves up Big Society honour

Liz Clarke, Jessica Slater, Sara Groom, Heather Elliott, Sheri Brown, Barry Graves, Caroline Reeves, front row l-r Jenny Bone, Chrsitine Slater, Lorraine Shorrock
Liz Clarke, Jessica Slater, Sara Groom, Heather Elliott, Sheri Brown, Barry Graves, Caroline Reeves, front row l-r Jenny Bone, Chrsitine Slater, Lorraine Shorrock
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A charity which has provided vital care and support to vulnerable residents for over 30 years has been rewarded by the Prime Minister.

Rushden-based organisation Serve has become one of just a handful of organisations to be given one of David Cameron’s Big Society Awards. The award recognises the success of the charity’s Rapid Response Team, which works in partnership with local services to ensure elderly and disabled adult patients can be quickly and safely discharged from hospital to recover in the comfort of their own homes.

Mr Cameron said: “Serve’s Rapid Response Team is providing vital support to the most vulnerable members of the local community, ensuring they can maintain their independence and recover in the comfort of their own home.

“I would like to congratulate all the staff involved for their excellent work.”

Serve’s Rapid Response Team identifies patients who are ready for discharge and arranges for personalised care packages including day and home care, community transport, minor adaptations to patients’ homes and hospital after care.

Mr Cameron has handed out awards to just 37 organisations nationwide since November 2010.