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  • Jane Batchelor

Award recognises commitment to delivering and supporting social value.

Liverpool & Sefton Health Partnership (LSHP) and gbpartnerships group (gbp) are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the Cheshire and Merseyside Social Value Award. The Award helps organisations deliver Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Social Value and recognises their roles as anchor institutions.

LSHP and gbp join more than 40 organisations - including local Councils, Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS providers - who all recognise the Award, which is administered by The Social Value Business on behalf of Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership.

The two organisations are responsible for the effective management of a portfolio of 15 LIFT buildings that are used for health, wellbeing and social care service delivery across Liverpool and Sefton, and, more recently, working to support Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership with the delivery of the Greener NHS agenda across the Northwest.

Established in 2001, the Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) programme has brought about the largest and most concentrated investment in the primary healthcare and community estate across England. In Cheshire and Merseyside, the LIFT Programme, delivered by LSHP and gbp, has resulted in the development of 15 high-quality health and wellbeing hubs.

These buildings are located within some of the most disadvantaged communities meaning they provide vital services to those who need it most. Historically, the buildings have been home to numerous community events, as varied as careers fayres to cake sales. As we continue to emerge out of the COVID pandemic, there is a real focus on bringing back these events and opportunities so the buildings once again can be placed at the heart of the local communities.

Wendy Spencer, gbpartnerships Group Services and Quality Director commented: “This award underpins our commitment to acting in an ethical and socially responsible manner, recognising that we can work together to create a positive impact on our employees, customers, suppliers, the communities in which we live and work, and the environment.”

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