Working with our Integrated Care Partnerships

The North East and North Cumbria has 4 Integrated Care Partnerships (North ICP, Central ICP, South ICP and North Cumbria ICP), which support places within their ICP to deliver ageing well programmes.  Each ICP has an ‘Ageing Well’ Lead that sits on the Regional Ageing Well Steering Group and represents their ICP within in the Community of Practice with other ICP and specialist expert colleagues.  The Regional Ageing Well programme aims to enhance local place-based ageing well delivery through access to our Community of Practice, involvement in regional and place-based projects, ‘measurement’ advice through our outcome frailty framework, evaluation support, for example, through clinical audit and support on Research, Development and Evaluation with links to the regional ARC multiple Morbidity and Frailty workstream.

In 2021, the Regional Ageing Well Steering Group established a ‘supported and critical friend’ approach to oversee national ageing well funding allocation. We are currently building on this approach through our Community of Practice for long term support to ICPs and place-based areas in their ageing well journeys.

In 2021, the following ICP proposals for ‘ageing well’ funding were submitted and supported by the ageing well steering group and NHS England:

  • North ICP – Strength and Balance Training – read more …
  • Central ICP – Loneliness and Pre-frailty – read more …
  • South ICP – MDTs roll out and frailty front door
  • North Cumbria ICP – Risking Profiling and Urgent Community Response (UCR) Demand – read more …