How do they work?

An integrated care community is where teams work together to improve the overall health and wellbeing of their community.

How will we do this?

  1. Joining up health and care services to work better together
  2. Providing more care out of hospital where possible
  3. Supporting people to have information about their health conditions

integrated-care-communities-iccs-2.pngHealth and social care professionals, GPs, the voluntary and third sector along with the community will work as one team to support the health and wellbeing of local people.

North Cumbria has been divided into 8 ICCs based on groups of GP practices and their patients.

By understanding the challenges that each area faces, it is hoped that the community can work together with health and care organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.

Joined up health & care

Integrated care in every community

Watch Sam’s story for more on why we need more joined up care: