A Place-Based Partnership is a collaboration of planners and providers across health, local councils, the voluntary sector and the wider community who take collective responsibility for improving the health and wellbeing of residents within a place.
There are five Place-Based Partnerships in Lancashire and South Cumbria, covering the areas of Morecambe Bay, Fylde Coast, Pennine Lancashire, Central Lancashire and West Lancashire. As a whole, the five Place-Based Partnerships come together under an Integrated Care System called Lancashire and South Cumbria (LSC) Health and Care Partnership. LSC Health and Care Partnership is a key partner for each health-based partnership working closely with GPs and Primary Care Networks in each area.
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.
The core aims of Place-Based Partnerships are to:
• Improve the health and wellbeing of the population and reduce inequalities
• Provide consistent, high-quality services that remove unwarranted variation in services
• Consistently achieve national standards/targets across the sectors within the partnership
• Maximise the use of a place-based financial allocation and resources Staff in each of the partner organisations will play a vital role in achieving these core aims
This transition to a more collaborative style of working is supported by legislation that has recently been introduced to Parliament: Health and Care Bill 2021-22 - House of Commons Library (parliament.uk).
LSC Health and Care Partnership’s ambition is for all partners to be recognised equally for their contribution. This includes voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations being commissioned effectively for their services and for social care staff to be fully recognised for their value in providing care and support to vulnerable people.
Read more: Developing place-based partnerships in Lancashire and South Cumbria