Pip Goff joined Forum Central in May as Third Sector and Community  Local Care Partnerships (LCP) Development Manager.

Local Care Partnership is the term adopted in Leeds to describe the model of joined up team working to improve care health and care delivery to local people, a requirement set out in the NHS Plan.

Leeds will have LCPs working in and with 18 communities across Leeds.

Pip’s role, will be to ensure that the third sector is fully engaged and represented in LCPs in order to reshape future health and care provision in Leeds.

She will be based in the new citywide LCP Development Team, alongside a team of colleagues providing a support and resources to help LCPs develop as well and as quickly as possible so they can best meet the need in their communities.

Some of the 18 LCPs already have 3rd sector engagement, and Pip will be working to map out and build upon existing connections.

She will support and develop confidence and impact of third sector representation on LCPs and advocacy on behalf of the sector and communities to ensure that investment and resources flow fairly.

Pip brings to the role extensive experience of partnership working and third sector innovation; a strong understanding of funding and how the sector can capture and articulate health outcomes and demonstrate social value, and a passion for addressing health inequalities.

If you would like to know more, come to the Health and Care Leaders session on 26th June at The Old Fire Station (Booking is essential, please contact [email protected]) or contact [email protected]