Previously known as Lancashire Care, the Trust 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 and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCft).

LSCft is a partner in the Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership which is a partnership of health and care organisations working together across Lancashire and South Cumbria to empower and support the 1.8 million people in our communities to have the best start in life, so they can live longer, healthier lives.

The Trust has an active Council of Governors comprising elected staff and public Governors and nominated partner Governors.

Purpose and Activities of the Trust

The Trust provides health and wellbeing services for the whole of Lancashire and South Cumbria with 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 and learning disability services, including services for children and young people.

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 25 CQC registered locations.