South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has welcomed a new plan to transform health and social care in Barnsley.
The Barnsley Plan, which runs up to 2020, re-thinks the way services will be delivered in the future across the borough. The plan outlines a new emphasis on preventing local people from becoming unwell in the first place, rather than reacting to health problems as they occur. It’s the result of many months of work by Barnsley Council and the local NHS, and will be delivered by the borough’s Health and Wellbeing Board.
Chief Executive Rob Webster said: “The plan was recently considered by our own Trust Board and we fully support it. Our mission as an organisation is to help people reach their potential and live well in their community and this fits perfectly with the new approach in Barnsley. As a significant provider of community, mental health, wellbeing and learning disability services, we have a key role to play. The Trust is committed to working with its partners across Barnsley to provide high quality, sustainable services that help improve the lives of residents.”