There are currently more than 900,000 people aged 18 or over living in Lancashire and our Adult Social Care team provides vital support for a number of those who need social care.
Times are changing. Increasing life expectancy means that girls born in 1980 could expect to live on average for 89 years, with girls born in 2015 seeing that increase to up to 94 years with the story much the same for boys.
This is a huge challenge for our social care services as although we may be growing older than ever before, a healthy life expectancy is not increasing at the same rate. This means more people are taking care of themselves for longer, but more people are also looking to those around them for support should they need it. When they do, it’s down to family, friends, volunteers and ourselves to help.
This is where you come in. We are changing our services to get ready for what lies ahead, so that we can care for more people, faster and achieve better outcomes.
It's a great opportunity for you to help us do all we can to help give people back some independence and help them make choices about how they want to live their life, their way.