The West Lancashire Partnership involves several organisations working together to improve the health, care and wellbeing of people living in West Lancashire.

We are a partnership of local organisations who each have an interest in or contribute to the health and wellbeing of people in our area.

The challenges facing health and care are well documented and will probably not come as a great surprise. So, it is crucial we make better use of our joint resources. This includes staff, services and money.

As a partnership we will work together to a common vision: ‘A place where we help each other, ourselves and our communities to be the very best we can be’.

As changes are made to the way we work, some of the language around the transformation can be a little confusing. While we will always try to make things as easy to understand as possible, it might be worth having a look at our glossary of terms Healthier Lancs and South Cumbria :: Glossary of terms (

Developing Integrated Care

Over the last few years in Lancashire and South Cumbria, a number of organisations have been working in a more collaborative way. This includes NHS organisations, local authorities, the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) sector, hospices and local universities.

We have already made great progress in improving the way our services work together and how we work as a partnership. Joining up health and care is nothing new – we have been working towards this for some years, and we want to build on this excellent work. This includes further strengthening the incredible joint working we have seen throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, which has made a massive difference to the lives of local people and their families.

You can read about how we are working together to integrated care across Lancashire and South Cumbria in our Delivering Integrated Care narrative.

Find out more: Integrated Care in Lancashire and South Cumbria

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.

Read more: Developing place-based partnerships in Lancashire and South Cumbria

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