The Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System is a partnership of organisations working together to improve services and help the 1.7 million people in Lancashire and South Cumbria live longer, healthier lives.
The partnership is made up of Local Authority, Public Sector, NHS and voluntary and community organisations coming together to improve outcomes and care for local people, reduce pressures on services and make best use of our financial resources.
We benefit from services that are already working in partnership. The people and groups involved in those services know we are facing some really tough challenges. They realise we need to act now to ensure we can safeguard our services for the future.
There are five local areas, as shown on the map. They provide a way in which all organisations and groups involved in health and care can join up locally.
Through effective partnerships in Lancashire and South Cumbria we are working to invest in health and deliver high quality healthcare. This will drive the health, well-being and cohesiveness of all its towns and communities, such that all of its diverse populations have the fairest access to good care and the best possible chance to have healthy fulfilling lives.
The next few pages aim to help you understand what partnership working is, who is involved across Lancashire and South Cumbria and how this way of working together will benefit local people's health and care.