NHS East Lancashire
In 2009 the Authority was successful in bidding for funding from the Cross-Government Co‑location Fund, created as part of the Children's Plan. The funding was intended to be deployed to add value to other government programmes such as Building Schools for the Future (BSF) by bringing extra capital resources to enhance provision. The Lancashire submission was to provide co-located health and well-being services for children, young people and their families in South West Burnley . The value of our project was over £5 million, the fifth highest allocation nationally.
The idea of an integrated health centre developed after discussions with Prince Charles at Clarence House in December 2007 and during his visit to Burnley in February 2008. Prince Charles later met with children, parents and those planning the centre to get an update on progress and again expressed his support for the creation of the facility.
The centre opened for the first time in September 2011 View Photos
Our proposal was developed working with NHS East Lancashire, Children's Integrated Services, schools, representatives from other services and from the local community and is based upon the findings from a range of surveys detailing educational and health inequalities in the area.The centre encompasses on-site access to a range of health, wellbeing and learning services, including: