Pennine Care became a foundation trust (FT) in 2008 and was the 100th FT in the country. The main difference is that foundation trusts are run locally and therefore able to work with communities to develop services that meet the needs of local people.
As an FT, we are free to decide how to best meet the health needs of the people we serve, are accountable to local people, have greater financial freedom and can be more flexible, allowing us to improve our services, innovate and develop new services, and to recruit and retain staff.
To ensure we’re doing this, we encourage the people we serve to become more involved with Pennine Care. This could be through the following:
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