Lancashire Care was established in April 2002 as a mental health and learning disability provider and authorised as a Foundation Trust on December 1, 2007. On June 1, 2011 the Trust incorporated a range of community health and wellbeing services from neighbouring provider organisations, extending its portfolio to include a range of community based services. On October 1, 2019, the Trust acquired mental health and learning disabilities services in South Cumbria from Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust and became Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT). LSCFT has an active Council of Governors comprising elected staff and public Governors and nominated partner Governors. The Council of Governors represents the views of the Trust’s 7,000 public and approximately 6,342 staff members.
Purpose and Activities of the Trust
The Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.8 million people. The services provided include community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services. Wellbeing services provided include smoking cessation and healthy lifestyle services. The Trust specialises in secure, perinatal, inpatient and community mental health services, including services for children and young people and patients with learning disabilities. LSCFT covers the whole of the county and as March 31, 2020 employed 6,342 staff across more than 400 sites, working with a multitude of partners. Care and support is provided in a range of settings. Service provision is delivered to meet the physical and mental health needs of the local population. The Trust has 26 CQC registered locations.
The graphic below outlines the footprint covered by the Trust.