HEALTH and social care workers are set to be retrained’ so they can better understand the others’ roles.

The move is part of a drive to increase the integration between Lancashire County Council and East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Bosses have also promised care home improvement teams and better support for people who live independently.

This is expected to accelerate the progress on the Better Care Fund plans that have been introduced nationally by the government, as a way of encouraging local health and care organisations to work closer together.

Tim Mansfield, chief operating officer at East Lancashire CCG, said: “There has already been a lot of progress in integrating care, with some excellent examples of where joined-up working has made a real positive difference to patients.

“The Better Care Fund will enable us to accelerate the work we are doing to provide locally-based integrated services with better co-ordination and single point of contact for patients, their families and carers.”