We have been working together for a number of years to join up health and care across Lancashire and South Cumbria including local authorities, the NHS, voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations, academic institutions, other public sector organisations and communities. Our teams will be part of new ways of working that better meet the needs of local people and some of this will happen within place-based partnerships.
A place-based partnership is a collaboration of planners and providers across health, local authority and the wider community, who take collective responsibility for improving the health and wellbeing of residents within a place, with a population of up to 500,000.
Across Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership, there are five place-based partnerships:
- Central Lancashire (Our Central Lancashire)
- Fylde Coast (Healthier Fylde Coast)
- Morecambe Bay (Bay Health and Care Partners)
- Pennine Lancashire (Healthier Pennine Lancashire)
- West Lancashire (West Lancashire Partnership)
We want to understand how aware and involved people working in the partner organisations across Lancashire and South Cumbria feel regarding their place-based partnership, which will help to shape future communications and engagement activity.
We are starting by asking the initial questions below and then we plan to run the survey again in a few months' time with more detailed questions to find out how this has progressed.