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Lancashire Care was founded in April 2002 as a provider of mental health and learning disabilities and was designated as a Foundation Trust on December 1, 2007. The Trust incorporated a variety of community health and wellbeing services from neighbouring provider organisations on June 1, 2011, expanding its portfolio to include a variety of community-based services. On October 1, 2019, the Trust acquired Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust's mental health and learning disabilities services in South Cumbria and renamed itself Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT). LSCFT has an active Council of Governors made up of elected staff and public Governors, as well as nominated partner Governors. The views of the Trust's 7,000 public and approximately 6,342 staff members are represented by the Council of Governors. 


The Trust serves a population of approximately 1.8 million people by providing health and wellness services. Community nursing, health visiting, and a variety of therapy services are among the services offered. Smoking cessation and healthy lifestyle services are among the well-being services offered. The Trust specialises in secure, perinatal, inpatient, and community mental health services, as well as services for children and adolescents, as well as patients with learning disabilities. LSCFT serves the entire county and, as of March 31, 2020, employed 6,342 people across more than 400 sites, collaborating with a wide range of partners. Care and support are available in a variety of settings. The services are provided to meet the physical and mental health needs of the local population.


The Lancashire-14 area, with a land area of 3,075 square kilometres and a large resident population, is one of the most populous and urbanised localities in Britain, but it also manages to be an area of remarkable diversity. The traditional townscapes, the abundance of stone-built dwellings and mills, the handsome civic architecture, and the relics of early industrialisation, in which the region led the world, have much to be admired. There are also beautiful stretches of coastline and beaches along its 77-mile (123-kilometer) coastline, and the rural villages and unspoiled landscapes of Lancashire are particularly lovely. Lancashire's landscape is diverse in terms of both appearance and function. There is a great deal of natural physical diversity, ranging from coast and estuary landscapes to uplands with vast areas of beautiful countryside and moorland. Parts of two designated areas of outstanding natural beauty (the Forest of Bowland and Arnside/Silverdale) are included in the county.


Lancashire's education system is comprehensive, with four state grammar schools. According to the October 2021 census, Lancashire has 177,674 students in 628 schools. Lancashire County Council ran 567 schools, with 61 of them being academies. In the Clitheroe area, there are secondary modern schools. Sixth form provision is limited in the majority of schools across most districts, with only the Fylde and Lancaster districts having the majority of schools with sixth forms. Lancashire is home to a sizable number of Church of England and Catholic schools. Lancashire has four universities: Lancaster University, University of Central Lancashire, Edge Hill University, and the University of Cumbria's Lancaster campus. Seven colleges offer higher education.

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Visitors can get to Lancashire from any part of the United Kingdom because it is well served by international airports, ferry ports, and main line rail - it takes just over two hours by train from London to reach the county's major cities of Preston, Lancaster, and Blackpool on the West Coast Line. 


As soon as you reach the county, you can travel by car to all parts of the county using the M6 motorway system, which includes the M55, M61, and M58. You can be exploring our beautiful county in less than an hour from cities such as Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. The county is 80 percent rural. 


Local public transportation is provided by a variety of bus, train, and tram companies throughout the North West, and several destinations now provide bike rental services upon arrival.


The county of Lancashire has something for everyone, whether you enjoy exploring the countryside, learning about history, enjoying great entertainment, scaring yourself on fast rides, or simply relaxing with your family and friends. 


Our two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including the majestic Pendle Hill, are ideal for those who enjoy walking and cycling. The Pendle Witches are a well-known legend in the area, and we have two such areas to explore. With remote fells, riverside rambles, incredible wildlife, a rich heritage, as well as a number of traditional Lancashire villages and local shops selling a variety of goods, the Forest of Bowland (AONB) is a beautiful landscape. 


Explore our museums, art galleries, and stately homes to discover one-of-a-kind treasures and fascinating stories. Alternatively, if you're looking for bright lights and big family entertainment, there's nowhere quite like Blackpool, which boasts the UK's tallest and fastest roller coaster, the world's largest indoor waterpark, and the iconic Blackpool Tower, which features a glass skywalk above the ground.

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We've got a lot to offer. In addition to a competitive salary, you'll also be entitled to some extra perks including:

  • Access to a great pension scheme

  • Competitive annual leave entitlement

  • The option to buy additional holidays

  • Flexible working hours including annualised hours, part-time working, term-time working, and others

  • A range of training and services to help support physical and mental wellbeing.

  • Tax and National Insurance-efficient initiatives, such as childcare vouchers and discounted healthcare

  • Discounted gym membership available at local leisure centres for NHS staff

  • Generous maternity and adoption benefits plus paternity and parental leave.

  • Cycle to work scheme

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust is committed to ensuring that everyone involved in the Trust, including staff, service users, and carers, is treated fairly and with dignity and respect. This includes both patients and carers. In order to ensure that the workforce reflects the diversity of Lancashire and that services meet the needs of all diverse service users and carers, the Trust is putting forth significant effort.



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