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 frequency of the meetings was increased to fortnightly to encourage sharing of information which 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 pro-active approach and how to utilise available resources more effectively.
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 Type 2 Diabetes who have had falls and live in some of the most deprived areas in the locality. The partnership is currently designing an intervention which will take a person-centred approach to work with individuals to improve their quality of life and try to 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.
The process of 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 wider determinants of health and how by working together, sharing skills, knowledge and resources, we can make a greater impact on these determinants.
Local Care Partnership Meetings
Morley and District LCP is a very enthusiastic and motivated group of partners who are keen to work together across organisations to meet the health and social challenges faced by people in this part of Leeds.
The group meet on Wednesdays 11.30-1 pm. Meetings have been fortnightly but the group are now considering moving to monthly meetings with additional meetings for specific workstreams. Meetings are virtual and hosted on Zoom.
How to get involved
As a relatively new partnership, we are keen to include more partners across the patch, in particular those who can support our current priorities, and community groups. If you would like more information or to join us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org