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West Cumbria Community Forum Meeting – 19 May update

We have just returned from a very stimulating meeting of the West Cumbria Community Forum (WCCF) which took place in Northside Community Centre, Workington, this morning. Twenty eight representatives from a wide range of community networks and from all the statutory organisations across the health and care sector were there. They considered how to work closer together to coproduce solutions for the future and design and deliver services tailored for local needs.  It was widely acknowledged that the strength of local relationships could now be used to reset the way people work together and build trust. John Howarth, Deputy Chief Executive of Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said” this is the most optimistic I have felt for five years”.