People of Kendal shared their thoughts at second event

Kendal people discussed the future plans for their health and social care at the second public Kendal Integrated Care Community event on Wednesday 4 May held at Kendal Town Hall.
The event aimed to build on the enthusiasm shown in the first meeting in March, when more than 50 members of the public gave their views on the priorities for the town that the Kendal Integrated Care Community (ICC) should pursue.
Better Care Together – the Clinical Strategy for the Morecambe Bay area which is being worked upon by 11 partners across the Morecambe Bay area – has a vision for 12 Integrated Care Communities to be set up across the area, and the meeting was reminded of some of the successes already seen by public groups in Millom and Carnforth.
Dr Richard Russell, a local GP, reminded the meeting of some of the priorities which had been raised at the first meeting and members of the public and representatives of local charities who were attending worked together in smaller groups to help discuss these and other ideas for the future.
Dr Russell said of the event:

“I was really pleased to again have more than 50 people in the room talking about the future heath of the town. It was fantastic to see people working together with the best interests of the town.
There was lively debate on the tables – which is fantastic – as people worked through the priorities they wanted to see us pursue in the future.”

In total 54 people attended the event, with many filling out registration forms to be involved in the future of the Kendal ICC. Those interested will now be contacted to start putting the initial ideas into practice in the town.
For those who have not been able to attend the meetings but would like to share their views or to be involved with the Kendal ICC in the future, there are a number of options available:
1. Email:
2. Call: 01539 777327

Further Information

Better Care Together is a partnership of eleven organisations, including Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the North West Ambulance Service, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Lancashire North Clinical Commissioning Group and the two Local Authorities: Cumbria County Council and Lancashire County Council and two GP Provider Federations: North Lancashire Medical Group and South Cumbria Primary Care Collaborative working together in partnership.