Inclusion & Engagement Function

Manchester City Council and Manchester Integrated Care Partnership Joint Integrated Inclusion and Engagement Services

Manchester City Council aims to be in the top-flight of world-class cities, with a dynamic economy and highly skilled people; to be well-connected, limiting climate change, and helping all of us feel safe and live well in our attractive and welcoming city.

Manchester has been at the forefront of championing equality, inclusion, engagement and diversity for decades, we have had an ongoing commitment to equality and making services, facilities, and opportunities fair and inclusive. Our diversity has made us a successful, growing, connected, and buzzing city and it is important that our workforce; many of which are Manchester residents; reflects the rich diversity of our great city at all levels.

Our Inclusion & Engagement Services play an integral part in helping to deliver these priorities and ensuring that our services meet the needs of our increasingly diverse city and that we take action to address known inequalities for different people in our city.

We work across Manchester City Council and the Manchester Integrated Care Partnership to shape and influence policies, utilising the lived experiences of our communities, staff and partnerships, to narrow the inequalities gap and improve health outcomes of our city. In Manchester there is a clear locality commitment to taking a system wide approach to addressing inequalities with shared ownership across system leaders including our voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) partners.

Our purpose is to:

  • Building trust between our communities and statutory organisations
  • Share and amplify the community voice and to provide insight to shape and influence policies and services
  • Be led by the data
  • Work in Collaboration and Partnership.

Health Integration Across Manchester

Through Manchester Integrated Care Partnership we are helping organisations work better together with people and communities

Manchester Partnership Board

The Manchester Partnership Board is a Committee or Sub-Committee of the NHS GM Integrated Care Board (ICB), and brings together the senior leaders of the City Council, NHS (primary, secondary and community and mental health services) and the VCSE from across the city to exercise those functions delegated to it by NHS GM.  Its role is to focus on shared priorities; those areas where, by working together, we can improve the health and well-being of the people of Manchester.

The purpose of Manchester Partnership Board (MPB) is to:

  • Agree the shared priorities and strategic direction for health and care and public health in Manchester.
  • Ensure integrated and aligned delivery across health and care and public health.
  • Agree any resource allocation within the scope of responsibility delegated to it by another party.
  • Ensure that all elements of Council and NHS services are aligned with the agreed strategic direction.
  • Act as an interface with the GM Integrated Care Board (ICB) and Integrated Care Partnership (ICP).

Manchester’s patients and residents will be at the heart of the work of Manchester Partnership Board.