Located between the two thriving cities of Liverpool and Manchester, Knowsley is well located, fantastically connected and yet still beautifully green.

However, like many areas in Cheshire and Merseyside, Knowsley faces challenges with deprivation and health inequalities. Knowsley Better Together is the borough’s plan for transformation and details how public service partners, local businesses and local residents will work together to deliver a new deal for communities and improved outcomes for residents across the area.

The plan aims to:

  • Increase in the number of people supported to manage their own conditions
  • Reduce avoidable admissions to hospital
  • Increasingly integrated community-based management of long-term conditions
  • Improve the effectiveness of reablement services to support people to remain at home
  • Increase social prescribing
  • Increase resilience and sustainability of the Knowsley Health and Social Care system
  • Reduce delayed transfers of care

Services are co-ordinated through four locality hubs across the borough and partners across the borough have been working towards the delivery of integrated care through the locality hubs.

If Knowsley was a village of just 100 people…

42

Children are overweight or obese by year 6

17

Adults suffer from depression

11

5-16 year olds have a MH disorder

31

Will die from cancer

69

Adults are overweight or obese

3

Adults under 40 have Type 2 diabetes

59

People are living with a long term condition

12

Will die from heart disease

22

Are smokers

81

Is the average age that women will live to

26

People take less than 30 mins exercise a week

77

Is the average age that men will live to

7

People are over 75 years of age

To download the ‘If Knowsley was a village of just 100 people’ infographic, please click here.

View the place plan

Knowsley’s Place plan will incorporate the requirements of the NHS Long Term Plan and detail the footprint’s priorities for the next five years and how these will be achieved. We’ll upload Knowsley’s Place plan once it’s been published.

Find out more about who’s involved

Dianne Johnson, Accountable Officer for NHS Knowsley CCG, is the Place lead for Knowsley. To find out more about Dianne and to connect with her via LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter, please visit our ‘Meet the team’ page.