About us

The Greater Manchester health and social care model puts people at the centre of their care and support

The Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership is made up of our local NHS organisations, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (the ten Greater Manchester councils and the Mayor of Greater Manchester), as well as the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE), our Blue Light services (Greater Manchester Police, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and North West Ambulance Service), alongside our lived experience representatives and many others.

Together, Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership is helping organisations work better together with people and communities.

We want people across all our boroughs to stay well, whatever their age, and whatever issues or conditions they might be managing. We’re bringing together all the different organisations that support people’s health and social care, so that services and care are integrated.

Integrated care means starting with the person, understanding they’ll have different needs as they move through life, and connecting them with the right care.

Health services in Greater Manchester are now more connected – down to neighbourhood level. Professionals are working together across sectors, sharing skills and knowledge as if they were one organisation to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of the 2.8 million people living here. The Greater Manchester integrated care partnership’s top priorities are to build on success and make a difference to people’s lives, are far-reaching. Together, we’ll tackle the causes of inequality, prevent poor health and improve life chances.

We’re now in the process of developing a refreshed Greater Manchester mental health strategy. It will focus on building back fairer after the pandemic, setting out a bold, ambitious and connected plan for the next 5 years that shifts the balance towards early intervention and prevention, improving access and provides integrated, sustainable services that support the whole needs of the individual.

OUR KEY AIMS INCLUDE

  • Better connected public services, communities and individuals to improve mental wellbeing and life chances
  • Provide increased access for a range of mental health services from crisis to community support across all-ages
  • Improve experiences and outcomes of mental health services for people from marginalised groups
  • Seek to improve public attitudes and behaviour towards people with mental health problems and reduce the amount of stigma and discrimination that people with mental health problems report in their personal relationships, their social lives, at work, and also in their treatment within the services

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