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About Local Care Partnerships

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


What we do

Local Care Partnerships across 19 different Leeds neighbourhoods link closely to the new Primary Care Networks funded by NHS England, bringing valuable partnership input from the Third Sector, Housing and elected councillors alongside Primary Care, other NHS health care services and children and adult social care.

Local Care Partnerships news and events

NICE COVID-19 guideline on critical care

7th April 2020|Health & Care, Learning Disability|

NICE updates rapid COVID-19 guideline on critical care NICE has updated its rapid COVID-19 guideline on critical care following concerns raised by patient groups. This guidance is relevant to learning disability after concerns on inequality in critical care assessment for people [...]

Using Social Media & Modern Technology With At Risk Groups

7th April 2020|Health & Care, Learning Disability, Mental Health, Older People|

Using Social Media & Modern Technology With At Risk Groups - Safeguarding Hints & Links With many of us trying to work creatively with modern technology and social media to keep in touch with many thousands of children, young people [...]

Locality Facebook Groups – response to Coronavirus

31st March 2020|Health & Care, Learning Disability, Mental Health, Older People, PSI|

Leeds City Council have set up 33 locality ward Facebook pages where Covid 19 updates will be posted. Please join a group if you live, work or have family connections in any of the wards.   Your elected Councillors and [...]

Local Care Partnerships – Strategic Information

Leeds is divided geographically into 19 areas which will increasingly be the building blocks delivering the NHS Plan and Leeds Health and Wellbeing strategy in local neighbourhoods.

Each LCP will use a multi-agency approach working with staff and local resources including those which impact on the wider determinants of health, such as housing or employment. LCPs include the medical practices clustered as Primary Care Networks (PCNs).

Local Care Partnerships offer Third Sector opportunities for engagement across a diversity of organisations – including hyperlocal, citywide and regional despite differences in capacity and resources. They are each at different stages of development.

There are many ways that we can build on Social Value and Community Assets, including links with the ABCD approach and there may be potential for future funding.


Local Care Partnerships Development Team members:

Kim Adams Programme Director: Kim.adams@leeds.gov.uk

Rachel Ainscough Senior Development Manager: Rachel.ainscough@nhs.net

Neil Maguire Development Manager: neil.maguire1@nhs.net

Graham Hyde Local Care Partnership Intelligence Manager: graham.hyde@leeds.gov.uk

Pip Goff Third Sector and Community Local Care Partnerships Development Manager: pip.goff@forumcentral.org.uk

Hannah McGurk Health Improvement Specialist (Frailty): hannah.mcgurk@leeds.gov.uk

Liam Lane Project Support Officer: liam.lane1@nhs.net

Ben Doyle Project Support Officer: ben.doyle1@nhs.net

Akosua Sarpong Project Support Officer: akosua.sarpong@nhs.net

Contact Us

Karl Witty

Karl is the Development Worker - Local Care Partnerships (LCP)

His role supports the ongoing development of the Local Care Partnerships, promoting a strong and effective presence from the third sector across the 19 areas.

An active networker, Karl’s time in role is split between supporting work within LCPs and working with the diverse third sector and statutory partners to enhance engagement.

Karl brings a broad range of skills and experiences to the role, amassed through 12 years working in Higher Education, and the past two years working in the VCSE.

As a father of two, Karl spends most of his spare time having fun in the park, playing football, riding bikes and messing about with Lego. When he’s not doing this he enjoys listening to music and podcasts.