What is the ICS? A brief guide to the Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria Partnership

We are working with our neighbouring local Healthwatch organisations in Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool and Cumbria, to ensure that local people’s views are heard when it comes to changing how care is delivered locally over the next five years.

Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria 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.

Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria is the shadow integrated care system for the region.

You can find out more about the partnership and work taking place here www.healthierlsc.co.uk

Find your local Change Programme team:

Better Care Together, Morecambe Bay

Our Health Our Care, Central Lancashire

Your Care Our Priority, Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre

Together: A Healthier Future, Pennine Lancashire 

With You, For You, West Lancashire