LPFT at a glance

We provide more than 50 services across the county and work together with our partners to ensure that everyone who comes through our doors receives compassionate, person-centred care, regardless of their background or circumstances.

We began in June 2002, when social care and health services, formerly provided by Lincolnshire County Council and Lincolnshire Healthcare NHS Trust, were brought together to create new mental health and learning disabilities services. Five years later, in October 2007, we were one of the first trusts to become a foundation trust. Today we are called Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (or LPFT for short) and continue to strive to deliver the very best care for our local community.

Lincolnshire at a glance

  • 768,364 people living in Lincolnshire
  • Second largest county in England
  • A mixture of urban, rural and costal areas
  • 813,119 patients registered with our GP practices
  • 9.5% population increase expected by 2040
  • 1 County Council and 7 district and borough councils
  • 1 in 5 children and young people had a probable mental disorder in 2023* (*NHS England Mental Health of Children and Young People in England 2023 report
  • 23% of the population are aged over 65
  • 40% increase in over 65 population projected by 2040
  • 89% white British ethnicity
  • 2.7% of people identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual or queer
  • 19.1% of people have a disability
  • Referrals to specialist mental health services is higher than national average* (*2019/2020)

Information from the Lincolnshire census of Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 2023

LPFT in numbers

  • Around 54,000 service users a year
  • 2,700 substantive staff
  • Over £160m annual budget
  • 37 Governors
  • 9,000 members
  • 12 inpatient wards
  • 93,539 referrals in 23/24
  • 367,353 patient contacts in 23/24

You can read more about the services we offer by using this link.