Decision details

Understanding health and care needs within our wards: Strengthening our relationships with elected members and Local Care Partnerships

Reference: D49830

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Director of Adults and Health submitted a report which provided an update on recent Ward Member conversations on health and care, reflecting the increased importance of Community Committees as local forums for discussion on this issue and which highlighted the development of Local Care Partnerships (LCPs) as a basis for improving population health.


In considering the report, Members emphasised the need for the arrangements to ensure that robust cross-boundary partnerships were achieved to ensure seamless service provision, wherever possible.


Also, Members discussed how Elected Members fitted into the new LCP structure and highlighted the enabling role which they needed to play to help ensure that this approach looked to best meet the bespoke needs of each local community.


The Board discussed the relationship between Community Committees and LCPs. Regarding the geographical boundaries of the two, officers were asked to pick up any specific issues raised regarding Member representation on those LCPs which fell outside of the appointing Community Committee boundary.


Finally, a suggestion was made that it may be beneficial, especially for newly elected Councillors, for a Member seminar to be scheduled in order to further raise awareness on this agenda.



(a)  That the progress made regarding Ward Member conversations on health and care to date, be noted and that the continuation of this approach, led by the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board, be supported;


(b)  That the actions being taken to further develop Member involvement with Local Care Partnerships, through Community Committees, be noted, together with the relevant governance implications, as outlined in the submitted report;


(c)  That it be noted that the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board will continue to provide strategic leadership for the Leeds Health and Care Plan, with it also being noted that as part of the Plan’s refresh, engagement with Community Committees will continue.

Publication date: 01/07/2019

Date of decision: 26/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 26/06/2019 - Executive Board

Effective from: 06/07/2019

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