Home-Start Lincolnshire has been shortlisted for the Guardian newspaper's prestigious National Public Service Awards and will attend the awards ceremony in London this November.

The local Home-Start, which provides a vital service to its community, has been named on the shortlist of three in the ‘Transformation’ category.

This category celebrates teams which have demonstrated an exceptional level of application, innovation and achievement, and that have delivered substantial improvement in a public service that has made a real difference to people’s lives. This certainly sums up the life-changing support Home-Start Lincolnshire's team of volunteers and staff give vulnerable families across the county.

Home-Start within Lincolnshire has successfully transformed from eight individual schemes into one organisation and now ensures the whole region benefits from their unique approach and support.

Tracey Ruddock, chief executive of Home-Start Lincolnshire, said “Everyone involved with Home-Start Lincolnshire has worked really hard to ensure that the service we offer to all our local families has not been disrupted and we are busy working towards our aim of reaching even more vulnerable families within the county. It’s fantastic that the whole team have been recognised in this way”.

If you would like to find out more about Home-Start Lincolnshire see their website www.homestartlincolnshire.co.uk.