Across mid and south Essex there are four different areas, sometimes referred to as ‘places.’ These four areas are the geographical level below the Integrated Care System at which most of the work to join up planning and service delivery for routine health and care services (particularly community-based services) will happen.
These partnerships are sometimes called ‘alliances’ that will support the improvement of health, wellbeing and tackling avoidable, unfair and differences in health between different groups of people (health inequalities).
Place-based partnerships or ‘alliances’ are joint arrangements involving the organisations responsible for arranging and delivering health and care services in a locality or community. They involve the NHS, local government and providers of health and social care services, including the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, people, and communities.
Future services and support will increasingly be offered to residents on a locality footing which will bring care closer to where people live. The aim is to build an inclusive community of residents, professionals, volunteers and local leaders who are well networked and deliver together to meet health, care, and wellbeing of both the population and the individual.
Each place-based partnership will focus on where they have the greatest potential to add value over and above the contributions of individual organisations or the entire mid and south Essex health and care system.