We know that if we are to improve health in Southport and Formby we must transform the way services currently work, so they are better equipped and organised to meet the needs of our residents now and in the future.
Shaping Sefton will help us to achieve this. As part of Sefton Health and Wellbeing Board, we are leading this programme with support from the highly respected and independent King’s Fund.
Demands on health and social care are increasing and locally there are a number of reasons why this is the case. Here are just two:
- We have a growing number of older residents with more complex health conditions, and this is much higher than the national average
- We know that residents living in some parts of the borough can expect to live unacceptably shorter lives than their neighbours in more affluent areas of Sefton
Shaping Sefton brings together organisations from across health and social care to look at how we can respond to these local challenges, by creating services that work more closely together, so each person’s care is better coordinated and tailored to their individual needs. Shaping Sefton will also help us to deliver the vision for improved health and wellbeing that we have set out in our 5 year strategy and blueprint for transforming services.
Shaping Sefton launched in February 2015 with an event which explored what future models of care might look like. Further sessions will focus on care for older and vulnerable residents, primary care and unplanned care.