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Lancashire & South Cumbria: A ‘test and learn’ approach to community-led health and care

A case study from the Building Health Partnerships programme 2018/19 Cohort

January 2020


This is the case study of Lancashire and South Cumbria Building Health Partnerships (BHP) area, with the talking points used to help partnerships to start a conversation. The case study tells the story of how they worked across sectors in Lancashire and South Cumbria to design a way for statutory services to share leadership with the voluntary and community sector. 


The BHP area recognised that the VCFSE sector and Lancashire and South Cumbria ICS (Integrated Care System) needed to work together as equal partners to develop new models of health and care that are centred on preventing, rather than treating, ill health.


The work was led by a steering group comprising of the Head of Communications for the Lancashire and South Cumbria ICS team (delivering the shared Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria vision), representatives from Public Health England, the local authority and leaders from voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations.


This work was supported by the Building Health Partnerships Programme delivered by the Institute for Voluntary Action Research and Social Enterprise UK and jointly funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and NHS England and NHS Improvement. Click here for further information and resources.


(Case study_Lancashire & South Cumbria_FINAL)


(Lancashire & South Cumbria_ Talking points for VCFS leaders)

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