Philippa Codd, Divisional Development Director at leading health and social care provider Care UK’s Community Care Services Division, has been awarded the Ceretas Home Care Innovator of the Year Award at the prestigious Ceretas National Home Care Awards 2007.
Philippa has been part of the Care UK team for 13 years, starting as a care worker and progressing to branch manager, regional manager and now development director, a post she has held since 2004.
She has taken an active interest in the Government’s agenda linked to the Green paper (Independence, Wellbeing and Choice) and the White Paper (Our Health, Our Care, Our Say). As a result of this, she has looked at ways in which home care can improve and develop to meet the objectives outlined in both Papers.
Philippa has spent the last year developing a model of care devoted to meeting outcomes and developing the skills of staff at Care UK. She has been working with a number of Local Authorities and PCTs to look at ways in which they can commission outcome based services. This includes new models of contracting which will achieve efficiency savings, thus allowing the Local Authority to provide services to people who would have fallen outside the service provision criteria.
She has developed a number of other services including Continuing Care, which has allowed packages of care with a high volume of nursing care to move towards social care, with social care staff being trained to carry out tasks previously done by healthcare professionals. This has proved to be more cost-efficient to the commissioning PCT and enables the outcome-based model to be put in place – ultimately giving the individual more choice in how they receive their care.
Philippa also provides consultancy options to Local Authorities and PCTs.
The Ceretas Home Care Innovator Award was given to Philippa because she had demonstrated a clear commitment and enthusiasm to the development of outcome-based services. The award recognised that commitment and enthusiasm, as well as her hands on experience, her understanding of outcome-based care from the service user’s perspective, and her strategic work with local authorities to implement her vision for outcome-based services.
Philippa commented: “I am absolutely thrilled to have received this award, not only for myself but for my colleagues, and the many Care UK service users whose lives are being transformed by our approach to outcome-based care. We have to modernise the way in which homecare is delivered and commissioned going forward to enable sustainability and quality of service with the service user always at the centre. It just needs us all to think ‘outside of the box’, to find creative solutions which will secure the long term future for homecare without excluding people who really need care.”
Roger Booker, Managing Director of Care UK’s Community Care Services Division, added: “We are delighted that Philippa has won such a prestigious award. It stands testament to her commitment and vision, and her determination to make outcome-based care work for each service user, their local authority and for us as a care provider. She and her team have done some amazing work over the past year, and this award is indicative of that.”
Pictured are Kevin Sparks, Managing Director of sponsors, CACI Ltd; Philippa Codd and Esther Ranzen who presented the award.
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