St Helens Cares Wins Prestigious Award
An innovative partnership programme which looks to improve people's lives in St Helens has won a prestigious award
Established to address the rising cost and demand in health and social care, St Helens Cares came out top in the Care and Health Integration category at the Municipal Journal (MJ) Achievement Awards 2018 in London.
Made up of a wide number of public sector providers including St Helens Council, NHS St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and housing group, Torus - St Helens Cares is an integrated approach in supporting people to live well, with a focus on preventing the need for health and social care by supporting people to remain independent for as long as possible.
The St Helens model – which could save residents in St Helens £80m by 2020 - is unique in the sense that is also includes services and support such as housing, education and arts and culture.
St Helens Council's Strategic Director for People's Services and Accountable Officer for St Helens CCG, Professor Sarah O'Brien said. "These are proactive and exciting times in St Helens, with a number of public sector organisations coming together to best meet the needs of local people - taking an integrated, coordinated and people centered approach.
"I am delighted that St Helens Cares has won this award which is testament to the hard work we've invested into putting our residents and patients at the heart of all that we do."
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