Case studies

The new way we will provide health and social care in Pennine Lancashire will build on some great work already being done. We have been talking widely to residents, staff, elected members and others. You can find their views and some examples of great practice in this collection.

Care profession is just right for Matthew

Published on February 9, 2017 at 2:39 pm

Matthew Long is a manager at Andrew Smith House care home in Nelson.

In this new case study he explains why he got into the job, what he loves about it and why working in the care sector is something he feels passionately about.

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Home care service gives peace of mind

Published on February 9, 2017 at 1:59 pm

A service operating across East Lancashire is helping to stop elderly people from being admitted to hospital unnecessarily, or remaining in hospital when they could be cared for at home.

The Intensive Home Support service delivers care for patients in their own home, relative’s home or care home.

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Heather Tierney-Moore interview

Published on February 9, 2017 at 12:53 pm

In this new film, Heather Tierney-Moore, Chief Executive of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, gives her views on progress on the Together A Healthier Future programme to date.

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Cherry Tree’s innovative approach to care

Published on January 30, 2017 at 2:08 pm

Cherry Tree Lodge is a family run care home for older people in a residential setting in Rossendale.

Innovative in their approach to care, manager Louise Testa and her team provide residents with individual plans of care that aim to promote and encourage as much independence as is realistic whilst maintaining privacy, dignity and the opportunity to make their own choice.

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Interview with chair of the Care Professional’s Board

Published on January 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Dr Phil Huxley is Chair of East Lancashire CCG as well as the Care Professional’s Board, as part of the Together a Healthier Future programme.

The board is crucial to the work of the programme as it gathers together professionals from a wide variety of health and social care backgrounds to look at and scrutinise the various plans being put in place.

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The benefits of GP practices using social media

Published on January 18, 2017 at 11:30 am

Colne Family Practice in East Lancashire has been successfully using social media to benefit their patients for a while.

And recently,  GP Dr Rahul Thakur and nurse Cheryl Golding were shortlisted for a prestigious national award for their work for diabetes patients.

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EachStep Blackburn

Published on December 23, 2016 at 2:55 pm

High quality care facilities are essential for an effective and efficient health and care system in the future.  In this video, we take a look at EachStep Blackburn, which has recently been named the best dementia care home in the country.

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Burnley engagement event vox pops part two

Published on December 15, 2016 at 2:38 pm

Around 40 residents gathered to debate and help shape the future of health and social care in Pennine Lancashire at an event at Burnley FC’s Turf Moor stadium at the end of October.

We asked some of those in attendance what their priorities are when it comes to the future of health and social care.

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Burnley engagement event vox pops part one

Published on December 15, 2016 at 2:23 pm

Around 40 residents gathered to debate and help shape the future of health and social care in Pennine Lancashire at an event at Burnley FC’s Turf Moor stadium at the end of October.

We asked some of those in attendance what their priorities are when it comes to the future of health and social care.

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Choir provides caring respite for its members

Published on December 9, 2016 at 2:01 pm

The Carer’s Chorus is a choir in East Lancashire whose members are all carers.

Whether they care for a spouse, relative, friend or neighbour the choir is a time  for members to relax and have fun, to concentrate and not think about their usual stresses and to be supported by each other.

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