The Bramley, Wortley and Middleton Local Care Partnership (LCP) is one of the newest LCPs.
Bramley, Wortley and Middleton Local Care Partnership covers Bramley and Wortley’s geographical area and Middleton Park. We are one of the newer LCPs, having previously being part of a much larger LCP with partners in Armley. However, to allow us to have a more local focus, we have created this new LCP, which means we can better meet the needs of local people. We are building a diverse partnership that includes partners from across Leeds. One of our aims is to develop a strong identity as Bramley, Wortley and Middleton to ensure that we provide services and support that meet the needs of people living in this area.
We have already identified Ageing Well as a key priority.
Through this partnership we work with local GP surgeries, namely The Beech Tree Medical Practice, Whitehall Surgery, and Bramley Village Health and Wellbeing Centre.
Ageing well (population health management)
We are working together to understand where the greatest opportunities are to improve health and wellbeing for defined groups of local people. By using data and a population health management approach, we aim to reduce health inequalities and prioritise local needs, by focusing resources on preventative and pro-active care. The focus of this new way of working is supporting people with frailty.
So far the group have agreed on a cohort to initially focus on people living with moderate frailty, COPD or Asthma and social vulnerability (people who may live alone, who are widowed). This is such an exciting opportunity to also consider the wider determinants of health which we know impact significantly on local people, as well as work alongside a wide range of colleagues which will strengthen relationships going forward.
At the moment, we are contacting our cohort to find out what matters to them. We will then use this information to guide our next steps for this intervention in line with what people have told us.
How to get involved
We are keen to include more partners across the patch, in particular those who can support our current priorities and community groups. If you would like more information or to join us, please contact [email protected].