This new publication captures emerging best practice from eight local partnerships across the country where local government working with colleagues in health, housing and the voluntary sectors are having a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of their local communities.
It focuses, through a series of case studies, on the challenges, achievements, barriers and learnings from those who are working on the front line to enhance health and care outcomes, address wider determinants of health and tackle inequalities.
The examples in this report show what can be achieved through place-based partnerships, bring together a range of partners - including local government, NHS, social care, voluntary and community organisation, housing and others - to join up the planning, commissioning and delivery of services through a multi-agency approach.
The paper says:
Collaboration with local authorities and wider partners is essential for ICSs to be able to drive meaningful improvements in health and wellbeing and enhance the experience and access for services users.
The examples in this resource also help to demonstrate the scope of opportunity for partners, through ICSs, to address the social, economic, and wider health needs of their population and deliver positive change.