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Morley and District Local Care Partnership

Morley and District Local Care Partnership is a well-established LCP with a geographical footprint covering Morley as well as Driglington, Gildersome, Churwell, Tingley and East Ardsley.

The LCP has high levels of participation from colleagues across Health, Social Care and the Third Sector. In response to Covid-19, the group meet monthly to encourage sharing of information which has enabled the group to provide a coordinated response from partners in the local area. The LCP work together to look at where they can make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of defined groups within the local population. Addressing health inequalities through a local perspective has to lead the group to think about a proactive approach and how to utilise available resources more effectively.

Current Priorities:

Population Health Management – Frailty

The LCP is participating in Population Health Management with a focus on frailty. They are using a data-driven approach and have identified a group of people with Diabetes, Falls, Mobility and Transfer problems that live in some of the most deprived areas in the locality. The partnership is currently designing an intervention that will take a person-centred approach to work with individuals to improve their quality of life and prevent more severe levels of frailty in this group. The success of this intervention will be evaluated by measuring the impact on the individuals who have agreed to take part in this pilot.

Taking part in the Population Health Management programme has strengthened the relationships across Health, Social Care and the Third Sector in the locality. It has encouraged everyone to consider the broader determinants of health and how we can significantly impact these determinants by working together sharing skills, knowledge, and resources.

Health Inequalities

Health inequalities are avoidable and unfair differences in health status between groups of people or communities. There are many kinds of health inequality and how the term is used. This means that when we talk about ‘health inequality, it is helpful to clarify which measure is unequally distributed and between which people. Health inequalities could be determined by the status of people’s health, e.g., life expectancy, access and quality of care, the behavioural risk to health, availability and experience of care. These could be influenced by different factors like income, geography, specific characteristics like (sex, religion, ethnicity or disability), socially excluded groups like people experiencing homelessness.

The Morley and District LCP & PCN are looking to identify the health inequalities within their geography, and the PCN lead looking into Health Inequality is Dr Jill Gogna. She is currently working with people with Learning Disabilities. The LCP is looking to expand more on Health inequalities by looking into the access and quality of care in some of the issues that ranked high in the Morley and District LCP like Diabetes, COPD, CHD, Cancer, etc.

Local Care Partnership Meetings

Morley and District LCP is a very enthusiastic and motivated group of partners keen to work together across organisations to meet the health and social challenges faced by people in this part of Leeds.

The group meets bi-monthly, every 3rd Wednesday between 11.30-1 pm, with additional meetings for specific workstreams. Meetings are virtual and hosted on Microsoft Teams.