Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT)
Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) was established in April 2002 as a mental health and learning disability provider. The Trust incorporated a range of community health and wellbeing services from neighbouring provider organisations, extending its portfolio to include a range of community based services. On October 1, 2019, the Trust acquired mental health and learning disabilities services in South Cumbria from Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust and became Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT).
The Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.8 million people.
Their vision and values are supported by six strategic priorities:
We will put SERVICE users at the heart of everything we do, supporting effective care, recovery and wellbeing
We will employ and retain the best STAFF because our work culture will be inclusive and a supportive place to work
We will deliver SAFE care and we will embrace an open and learning culture, ensuring we continually improve
We will respond to peoples’ needs by striving for the highest STANDARDS of quality, proactively reducing health inequalities
In order to support our local communities by excelling in everything we do together we will always collaborate with our SYSTEMpartners
We will provide SUSTAINABLE services that are delivered in an effective and efficient way, at the time people need it
Where to find Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT)
Living in Lancashire & Cumbria
Lancashire is a big county incorporating many areas of natural beauty, interesting attractions, and quirky features. The county also has an incredibly rich history, is generally considered to be safe, has great affordable housing options, a wide range of work opportunities, and plenty to do for rest and play. The ancient market town of Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley was once named the happiest place in the UK by The Office For National Statistics, and overall, people generally feel happy and at home in Lancashire.
People living in Lancashire enjoy a wide range of activities and pastimes because the county simply has so much on offer! From family-friendly days out to great nightlife, rolling moorland for hiking across to galleries and museums, you will never be bored at the weekends. Without a doubt, one of Lancashire’s biggest and best-known tourist attractions is the seaside town of Blackpool. From the zoo to the tower, Blackpool has attractions for every age group and has attracted visitors from around the UK for many years.
In Cumbria, an active lifestyle will be on your doorstep. Mountaineering, sailing, ghyll scrambling, caving and climbing are just some of the activities on offer. Unsurprisingly, it’s become known as the ‘Adventure Capital of the UK’. Many of Cumbria’s towns and villages are built of local stone and slate and boast Georgian and Victorian architecture. Tourist favourites such as Penrith still have a medieval layout with winding roads and cobbled streets. Despite the county’s rural nature, town centres tend to have a good mix of local and national shops. These stores are complemented by regular farmers’ markets held in traditional marketplaces.