Local Care Partnerships (LCPs) is the term used in Leeds to describe our model of joined-up working to deliver local care for local people; working in and with local communities.
Local Care Partnerships build on a strong history of Leeds City Council, NHS and third sector (community organisations) staff working together.
Approximately 18 LCPs cover Leeds. Recognising the diversity of the city, they are tailored to local need and the features of that particular community. Some LCPs are already convened, whilst others are in development.
All LCPs share the same key feature – a range of people working together, regardless of the employing organisation, to deliver joined-up collaborative care that meets the needs of the identified population. Each Local Care Partnership includes statutory organisations, Third Sector (community groups) and elected members, alongside local people, to develop services that support people to self-care and thrive using their individual and community assets.
The Local Care Partnerships model is strongly rooted in our Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-21 (LHWS), embedding our vision that Leeds will be a healthy and caring city for all ages, where people who are the poorest improve their health the fastest.
LCPs build on the strengths and extensive history of collaboration in the city to realise some of the most exciting, person-centred transformation in health and care.