Agenda and minutes

Inner North East Community Committee - Monday, 3rd September, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Stainbeck Church Hall, Stainbeck Road, Leeds LS7 2PP

Contact: Helen Gray 0113 3788657 

No. Item

Approximately 15 representatives of the local community, partners and stakeholders attended the meeting.



Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2 of the Access to Information Procedure Rules (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded).


(*In accordance with Procedure Rule 15.2, written notice of an appeal must be received by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting).


There were no appeals against the refusal of inspection of documents.



Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1  To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.


2  To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.


3  If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-

   RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following parts of the agenda designated as containing exempt information on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information, as follows:-


There were no exempt items.



Late Items

To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration


(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes)


There were no late items of business.



Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-18 of the Members’ Code of Conduct


There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests.



Open Forum

In accordance with Paragraphs 4:16 and 4:17 of the Community Committee Procedure Rules, at the discretion of the Chair a period of up to 10 minutes may be allocated at each ordinary meeting for members of the public to make representations or to ask questions on matters within the terms of reference of the Community Committee. This period of time may be extended at the discretion of the Chair. No member of the public shall speak for more than three minutes in the Open Forum, except by permission of the Chair.


Under the provisions of Paragraphs 4.16 and 4.17 of the Community Committee Procedure Rules (Open Forum), the Committee received the following representations:

Local Post Office provision – The recent closure of Street Lane Post Office and the impact this had on the community was reported. Discussions covered the Street Lane retail offer and the impact of business rates and rent levels; along with alternative provision of post office facilities in local shops and/or community hubs. It was noted that the establishment of a Street Lane Residents Group was being progressed.

RESOLVED – To note the discussions.



Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting held 2nd July 2018


(Copy attached)


RESOLVED – To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held 2nd July 2018 as a correct record



Matters Arising


Minute 6 Open Forum – Clear Highways Policy – Members noted that the Clear Highways Group would present a Deputation to the November 2018 full Council meeting.



Community Hub Update Report pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To consider the report of the East North East Community Hub Manager which provides an update on key developments that have taken place with regard to The Reginald Centre Community Hub and other sites in the area. The report also provides an update on the financial inclusion activities taking place in secondary schools across the area.


(Report attached)

Additional documents:


Nick Hart, East North East Community Hub Manager presented a report outlining the key developments undertaken at the Reginald Centre and other community hub sites in the East North East area since the Inner North East Community Committee workshop held 7th December 2015. The report also provided an update on the financial inclusion activity taking place in secondary schools in the locality.


The report had formed the basis for discussions during the informal workshop session held prior to the formal meeting, led by Nick Hart and Ben Feely, ENE Project Development Worker (health and wellbeing) where those present had viewed a short video presentation on the Reginald Centre facility and activities offered.


The themes discussed would be used to inform the progress of the community hub roll-out throughout Leeds and included the following:

·  The Health and Wellbeing co-ordinator post bridged the gap in social prescribing between local GPs and the Clinical Commissioning Groups and supported the development of activities identified and required by local people.

·  The work of the 26 Community Health Champions in the locality; including the various groups and services run by the Champions. 103 learners had also completed courses run at the Reginald Centre and the results of positive feedback received from attendees were noted.

·  Elements of the Reginald Centre service model were provided at the Compton Centre and Deacon House and other community sites in the area; including pop-up provision where viable. It was the intention to roll-out the model across the city, subject to funding being secured.

·  Existing community use sites would welcome additional pop-up provision.

·  The cost of public transport to travel across the locality to access the hubs was identified as an issue for residents on low income and the suggestions to consider the practicalities of volunteer drivers and contact West Yorkshire Combined Authority to discuss the availability of travel vouchers were noted.

·  Further promotion of the community hub services was suggested to encourage greater community participation and support. This was identified as an issue the CC could support with further consideration by the Communities Team.


a)  To note the contents of the report and the discussions held during the workshop on these issues along with any points for further action

b)  To support the running of a further workshop (s) focussing on the Reginald Centre and Moor Allerton Community Hubs

c)  To note the progress of the financial inclusion work that has taken place to date

d)  To note that during the workshop, the CC also identified the need for a report back on consideration of further pop-up provision within the locality



Employment and Skills Update pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer, Employment & Skills, providing an update on Employment & Skills Service and key partner activity. The report also presents headline unemployment data for the area.


(Report attached)

Additional documents:


Keri Evans, Communities and Partnerships Senior Manager attended the meeting to present the report. She highlighted that although Universal Credit had been implemented for new claimants in Leeds as a pilot from 2016, the nationwide roll-out had ceased after the Autumn 2017 Budget when claimants had been placed back onto ‘legacy benefits’. The re-launch of Universal Credit was anticipated this October 2018. Preparation work had been undertaken, including delivery of adult learning and specifically digital skills to ensure claimants were ready.


The take-up of Adult Learning provision in the area was high with over 76 courses delivered or planned. A web based course finder launched in 2017 had increased access to information about the courses and support available; and addressed some of the barriers to learning.


Keri also reported on the work of Ambition Leeds (formerly the Centre for Retail and Hospitality Excellence - CORHE) operated in partnership  as an employer led initiative to respond to business needs around recruitment, retention and progression. Members were keen to ensure that employers paid the living wage and that attendees acquired transferrable skills they could utilise whilst progressing through the jobs market.


Members also noted work planned to encourage greater take up of the service from the black minority ethnic community, by providing satellite provision in schools. .


Members noted and welcomed the progress made so far.


a)  To note the content of the report

b)  To request a further update in 2019



Inner North East Community Committee Briefing Strength-Based Social Care (SBSC) Update - September 2018 pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Adults and Health which provides an update on the progress with Strengths Based Social Care across the city and highlights the local features of this new approach to service delivery


(Report attached)


Shona McFarlane, Deputy Director, Social Work and Social Care Service, LCC Adults & Health presented a report on the progress made on the delivery of Strength Based Social Care across the city and the local features of the new approach. The report included information on both the Meanwood and Chapeltown Neighbourhood Care Management Teams.


Also in attendance were:

Kim Adams, Programme Manager, Service Transformation

Louise Brown, Team Manager, Chapeltown Neighbourhood Care Management Team.


Key points were highlighted as being:

·  Provision was now more patient focussed, concentrating on what works and does not work for the service user; rather than on eligibility and assessment.

·  Provision recognised the resources already available to support the service users, e.g. community support and partnership working.

·  Community based options had been introduced –“Talking Points” - where people can meet Social Workers and see the range of options available to them locally. The average waiting time to meet with a Social Worker had significantly reduced through the implementation of this approach. Rather than undertake lengthy assessments, Conversation Records were kept and customers benefitted from remaining under the care of the same Social Worker.

·  The nearest Talking Points within the Inner North East CC locality were the Reginald Centre, Chapeltown and the Moor Allerton Community Hub, Meanwood.

·  Rapid Response Teams were in place to stabilise crisis situations.

·  Implementation of a peer review system and locally based services had increased knowledge and understanding across the teams and fostered close working relationships with partner organisations enabling better signposting to related services.


a)  To note the intention to present a summary of this round of update reports to the Community Committee Chairs Forum.

b)  To note the intention to continue to build relationships between LCC Adults & Health and local communities and to benefit from Members’ expert local knowledge.

c)  To note the request for INE CC Members to receive an annual report on the progress of the Strength Based Social Care.

d)  To note that Councillor Wenham, as INE CC Health Champion, will be invited to attend a Health Champions meeting with the Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults.



Finance Report pdf icon PDF 270 KB

To consider the report of the East North East Area Leader which provides details of the Inner North East Community Committee Wellbeing budget, including the Wellbeing/Youth Activity Funding 2018/19


(Report attached)

Additional documents:


The report of the Area Leader provided Members of the Inner North East Community Committee with details of its Wellbeing Budget, along with the Wellbeing/Youth Activities Funding available for the 2018/19 year and details of projects approved since the previous meeting under the delegated authority of the Director of Communities and Environment.


Jane Pattison, Localities Programme Manager, presented the report.


a)  To note the current balances for 2018/19 and the spend to date against these budgets as set out in this report and Appendix 1 of the report

b)  To note the delegated decisions made since the last meeting of the Inner North East Community Committee (2nd July 2018) as outlined in the table at paragraph 27 of the report.



Community Committee Update Report pdf icon PDF 433 KB

To consider the report of the East North East Area Leader which provides an update on the work programme of Inner North East Community Committee, its recent successes and current challenges.


(Report attached)

Additional documents:


The Area leader submitted a report providing an update on the work programme of Inner North East Community Committee including the Committee’s sub groups and events held in the locality since the last meeting.


Jane Pattison, Localities Programme Manager, presented the report highlighting the success of the activities and events held during the summer for children and young people. Members noted the role of the Youth Summit in ensuring the activities were relevant and what local young people wanted.

Members welcomed the success of the Leeds Black Music Festival and Leeds West Indian Carnival held 27th August to 2nd September 2018 and noted a de-briefing would be arranged with Member involvement to discuss the events. Additionally, the CC noted the success of the Chapel Allerton Arts Festival held 1st/2nd September 2018.

RESOLVED – To note the contents of the report.



Community Comment

To receive any feedback or comments from members of the public on the reports presented to this Community Committee meeting.


A time limit for this session has been set at 10 minutes.


Due to the number and nature of queries it will not be possible to provide responses immediately at the meeting. However, members of the public shall receive a formal response within 14 working days.



The Chair noted the opportunity for members of the public to give feedback and/or queries on the reports presented during the formal part of the Community Committee meeting, the intention being that written responses would be provided within 14 days.

Home Care Provision – In response to a comment regarding the difficulty of securing home care through the day for wheelchair users and/or people who need assistance, the Deputy Director, Adults and Health, offered to provide information on which service to contact to discuss the level of care required.



Date and Time of Next Meeting

To note the date and time of the next formal meeting as Monday 3rd December 2018 at 7.00 pm


RESOLVED – To note the date and time of the next formal Committee meeting as Monday 3rd December 2018 at 7.00 pm.