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.

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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Blackburn school handed workplace wellbeing recognition

Published on December 2, 2016 at 11:00 am

Our Lady & St John Catholic College in Blackburn has become the first school in Blackburn with Darwen to receive the Workplace Wellbeing Charter from Public Health England.

In this new case study, staff members explain how they did it and what it means for the school.

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Shedding the weight for a better life

Published on November 16, 2016 at 4:33 pm

Brierfield dad, Alwyn Beckles, felt the benefit after shedding 11.5 stone. Watch this father talk about his transformation after warnings that his lifestyle could lead to serious illness in future.


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Prevention animation

Published on October 25, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Watch this animation and find out how we can all work together to prevent ill-health before it occurs, as well as help people take charge of their own health and manage long-term complex health problems.

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Solution Design Event 3 vox pops

Published on October 21, 2016 at 3:57 pm

We carried out some vox pops with health colleagues at the third main planning event for the Together A Healthier Future programme. Questions focused around the plans being made within the programme’s individual workstreams and what services might look like in future.

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Celebration of Innovation Event

Published on October 10, 2016 at 3:44 pm

Hundreds of visitors came to Blackburn Cathedral for an event celebrating the best local health and social care innovations and technologies. This short film gives a snapshot of the event and feel for the buzz in the air on the day.

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John Jackson

Published on October 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm

John Jackson is a celebrated and much-loved porter at Royal Blackburn Hospital who recently received a Kate Granger Compassionate Care Award. Watch his story here and see why he’s so well known within the hospital for his interaction with patients.

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Juice Samba Band

Published on October 4, 2016 at 1:50 pm

Suco Suco Samba is a drum and dance troupe for people recovering from addiction formed by East Lancashire support group ‘Juice’. In offering abstinence-based support and social interaction, they journey across East Lancashire ensuring people swing to the sounds of samba.

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