What are the benefit of these reforms?

The reforms will see individual organisations in Cheshire and Merseyside better supported by each other and the system through cooperation and collaboration.

The opportunity to increase efficiency and reduce duplication will lead to higher quality, more sustainable services.

Decisions will be taken closer to the communities they affect, leading to better outcomes. There will be a better use of community assets and a greater focus on prevention and wellbeing.

There are huge benefits for people and communities of having integrated care in their neighbourhoods by joining up primary, community, social care, and wellbeing services.