What is Integrated Care?

Our vision of integrated care is simple.
 
Integrated care describes how we will provide care for the people of Southwark and Lambeth, so they can lead healthier and happier lives.

Integrated care requires health and social care providers, including the voluntary sector, and local people to work together and improve radically the way care is currently provided. The focus of integrated care is on putting people at the heart of care and working with them to take control of their own lives, by providing more care in people’s homes or supporting them in community settings to stay as well and independent as possible. Together we will design services that are joined up and easier for local people to navigate. To provide integrated care we will work as one system across health and social care, with one integrated budget.  
 
Whilst helping people lead healthier and happier lives, our purpose  is also  to stop the rising costs across the health and social care system.