Local Care Partnerships

Local Care Partnerships2024-05-10T17:39:05+01:00

About Local Care Partnerships

Local Care Partnership (LCP) is the term adopted in Leeds to describe the model of joined-up team working intended to improve health and care delivery to local people.

Forum Central are supporting the development of this work, with a focus on establishing strong Third Sector voices across the LCPs.

What are Local Care Partnerships?

Local Care Partnerships work to improve health and care delivery to local people, a requirement set out in the NHS Plan. There are currently 15 Local Care Partnerships (LCPs) within Leeds. Every LCP is different, but generally each will have representation from:

LCPs may also have representatives from others including secondary care, housing, employment services, faith groups and have citizens involved. The LCPs are mapped onto the same footprints as the Primary Care Networks (PCN) however some PCNs have come together to work under a single LCP.

Each LCP will set its own priorities and practices, and will meet periodically to set priorities, share learning and plan work. LCPs are are a different way of working which seeks to make better use of assets within communities.

  • Asset mapping
  • Relationship building
  • Sharing of data and intelligence
  • Intervention design
  • Bidding for funds
  • Case management/Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) working

Find a local care partnership near you

LCP Shorts

An Introduction to LCPs

What Makes a Good LCP?

The Local Care Partnerships team

Pip Goff, Third Sector and Community Local Care Partnerships Development Manager and Forum Central Local Care Partnerships Development Officer, Karl Witty work closely with the City’s Local Care Partnership Development Team to ensure that the Third Sector has a strong voice within the LCPs.

The Third Sector is represented at Local Care Partnership Programme Board by the following Third Sector Reps:

Nahid Rasool, Shantona Womens Centre
Sharon Brown, Touchstone

Local Care Partnerships Development Team members:

Kim Adams, Programme Director: [email protected]
Rachel Ainscough, Senior Development Manager: rachel.ainscough@nhs.net
Abiola Ajijola, Project Leader: abiola.ajijola@nhs.net
Louise Sellars, Project Support Officer: louise.sellars@nhs.net
Deborah Nice, Project Leader: [email protected]
Karl Witty, Local Care Partnerships Development Officer: [email protected]

How do I join a Local Care Partnership?

You can join any LCP however, you will get more value from being involved with an LCP which connects with you or your organisation.   
Here are some things you may wish to consider when choosing an LCP or LCPs for you and your organisation.

  • Is your work focused around a particular geographical community?
  • Does your work connect with the current priorities of an LCP?
  • Do you feel comfortable in the group? Do you feel like you can contribute to the LCP? 

When you have identified an LCP which you feel is a good fit, or if you would value a conversation, contact Karl Witty at [email protected] 

Information & Resources

Third Sector LCP Facebook Group
A Third Sector LCP Facebook Group has been set up to help organisations from the diverse Third Sector connect and engage with the LCPs, when they cannot always be present in meetings.  The group contains links to meeting agendas and meeting notes from all 15 LCPs, as well as information on funding, training and service information. More so, the group is a space for the sector to have conversations about what’s going on in the LCPs, connect with others and build upon good work in our different communities.
You can request approval to join the Facebook group by clicking this link 

Social Media

Should you wish to learn more about the Local Care Partnerships, Forum Central manages a Third Sector specific Facebook page.  This group is a space for Third Sector partners to access key information across the 15 Local Care Partnerships, share information about their work, and build relationships.

For those working in the Inner South Communities LCP (formally the Beeston and Middleton LCP) – We have set up a WhatsApp Group to support collaboration across the sector within this area.  You can request to join this group by completing this Google form.

Local Care Partnerships news and events

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