St Helens is one of the most deprived areas in England, life expectancy for both men and women is lower than the England average. The borough faces significant challenges in improving outcomes for its residents and reducing the unsustainable levels of demand experienced by health care and community services.
The St Helens People’s Board (a multi-agency partnership established to tackle these issues) developed a new way of delivering health and care in 2018. ‘St Helens Cares’ is the integrated health and care system that brings together the council, local NHS organisations and other services such as the police and fire service, housing and third and voluntary sector organisations. In this way, St Helens residents:
This will be achieved by transforming how health, care and community services are organised and delivered and shaping a model of care which:
If St Helens was a village of just 100 people…
Children are overweight or obese by year 6
Adults suffer from depression
5-16 year olds have a MH disorder
Will die from cancer
Adults are overweight or obese
Adults under 40 have Type 2 diabetes
People are living with a long term condition
Will die from heart disease
Is the average age that women will live to
People take less than 30 mins exercise a week
Is the average age that men will live to
People are over 75 years of age
St Helen’s Place plan will incorporate the requirements of the NHS Long Term Plan and details the footprint’s priorities for the next five years and how these will be achieved. We’ll upload St Helen’s Place plan once it’s been published.
Mark Palethorpe is the Place lead for St Helens and holds a joint role as the Executive Director of Integrated Health and Social Care for St Helens Borough Council and Accountable Officer for St Helens CCG. To find out more about Mark and to connect with him via LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter, please visit our ‘Meet the team’ page.