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Hazel Boutle – Armley Ward
Kimberly Frangos – Armley Ward
Annabel Gaskin – Bramley & Stanningley Ward
Stephen McBarron – Bramley & Stanningley Ward
Mick Park – Kirkstall Ward
In light of events which had taken place at Westminster earlier in the day the Chair asked that the Committee stand and hold a minute silence to give thoughts to those who had been killed and injured.
West Yorkshire Police were on duty at the meeting and Inspector Julie Young gave an update to the Community Committee on what had happened at Westminster.
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 Chief Democratic Services Officer at least 24 hours before the meeting.)
There were no appeals against 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 within the meaning of Section 100I of the Local Government Act 1972, 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 the recommendation is accepted, to formally pass the following resolution:-
RESOLVED – That, in accordance with Regulation 4 of The Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 or Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 as appropriate, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of those 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.
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.
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 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.
There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests. However, Cllr. Lowe declared another interest in relation to Item 9 – Overview on the development pf the Leeds Plans and West Yorkshire and Harrogate Sustainability and Transformation Plan and Item 10 – New Models of Care, as CEO of Touchstone.
Stephen McBarron – Co-optee for Bramley declared and interest in Item 12 – Wellbeing Fund update and monitoring report point 17 Bramley Festival
Apologies for Absence
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were received from Eric Bowes – Co-optee for Armley and Marvina Newton Co-optee for Bramley and Stanningley.
Open Forum / Community Forums
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.
On this occasion no members of the public present at the meeting wished to speak at the Open Forum.
To receive the minutes of the Inner West Community Committee meeting held on 30th November 2016 and to approve as a correct record.
RESOLVED - The minutes of the Inner West Community Committee meeting held on 30th November 2016 were approved as a correct record subject to the following amendment.
Minute 41 4th Paragraph - Cllr. Yeadon informed the Committee that a new piece of equipment to assist with gulley clearance was to be purchased, negotiations to purchase the machinery were still ongoing.
It was noted that Members had requested an update on Universal Credit. Minute 40 refers
The update to be emailed to all Members.
The report of Interim Chief Officer, Leeds Health Partnerships provides Inner West Community Committee with an overview of the emerging Leeds Plan and the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs)
The report of the Interim Chief Officer, Leeds Health Partnerships provided the Inner West Community Committee with an overview of the emerging Leeds Plan and the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP’s)
Cllr. Lowe, Inner West Community Committee Health and Wellbeing Champion introduced this item. Cllr. Lowe informed the Members that the STP was a Government driven tool to deliver a 5 year forward view of health and social care services. She went on to say ‘new model of care’ was a local solution to local problems.
Cllr. Lowe explained that the country was divided into 44 areas with regional STP’s known as ‘Footprint’s’. Leeds was part of West Yorkshire and Harrogate ‘Footprint’, this in turn relates to the Leeds Local Plan which had been informed by the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
Cllr. Lowe advised the Committee that the Local Plan informed the Council and its partners of the demographics of specific areas.
Chief Executive of NHS Leeds West CCG, Phyl Corrigan presented this item with Interim Chief Officer Leeds Health Partnerships, Paul Bollom.
Members were informed of the following points:
· The Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-2021 sets out 12 Priorities
· The Strategy aims to feed into the West Yorkshire and Harrogate STP and provide a delivery plan for citywide health and care ambitions in Leeds
· The Leeds Plan has four main themes underpinned by a commitment to culture change built on ‘working with’ people wherever possible in all aspects of their health and care. These themes are:
o Self –management, proactive and planned care
o Optimising the use of secondary care resources and facilities
o Urgent care/rapid response in times of crisis
· Three gaps that need addressing are:
o Health and wellbeing
o Care and quality
o Finance and efficiency
Members were informed that life expectancy for men and women remains significantly worse in West Leeds than the national average with;
· Cardiovascular disease mortality significantly worse than for England
· Cancer mortality worse than rest of Yorkshire and Humber with deaths from cancer being the single largest cause of avoidable potential years of life lost (PYLL)
· PYLL from cancer was twice the level in the deprived Leeds quintile than in Leeds non-deprived
· Suicides had increased specifically in inner areas of the city and there was a real need to look at the underlying issues to address change.
Members were informed that lifestyle change was key to preventing early mortality and long term illness. It was noted that some long term illnesses were not through lifestyle choices and that this should be recognised.
Members were also informed of the financial and efficiency issues facing the health services in Leeds.
The STP’s and the Leeds Local Plan were the way to drive change working in partnership with communities using the experiences of the people that use the services.
This item was linked to Item 10 – New Models of Care. The Community Committee had asked questions throughout the presentation and lengthy discussion in relation to both ... view the full minutes text for item 53.
The report of the Office of the Director of Public Health is to inform Members of the Committee about new ways of working between the NHS, Leeds City Council and the voluntary sector.
The report of the Director of Public Health informed the Community Committee about new ways of working between the NHS, Leeds City Council and the voluntary sector.
Dr Andrew Sixsmith a GP from Thornton Medical Centre was at the meeting and presented this item.
Members were advised the new model of care would see the NHS, Leeds City Council and the voluntary sector working together as one team.
Dr Sixsmith said that the Armley area had piloted the new model of care which aimed to:
· Address health gaps
· Look at care gaps for better outcomes
· Lower costs
As well as provide;
· Better services for the individual
· Fewer handoffs
· Less medicalisation
· Better use of resources
Dr Sixsmith explained the new model of care worked as a result of cultural change in getting people to work together to address all issues including underlying issues and providing better care.
The new model addresses the following:
- Natural communities
- Extended primary care working together with Neighbourhood Teams
- Registered List of GP’s, partnership organisations, and voluntary support services
- Fewer steps to access specialist support
- Joint responsibility for outcomes
This Item was linked to the previous Item 9 – Overview on the Development of the Leeds Plan and West Yorkshire and Harrogate STP and discussions at the end of Item 10 saw the Community Committee asking questions in relation to both items.
The Community Committee discussed the following points:
· How and where savings would be made
· The use of the Pharmacist for common ailments
· Links to social housing organisations
· Links to debt advice
· How to target those in most need
· Support of the third sector
· Access to GP’s
· Primary prevention
· Social prescribing
· Greater autonomy for patient groups
· Consultation with both users and providers
· Where to invest for best services and support
RESOLVED – Members noted the report.
Cllr. Illingworth left the meeting at the end of the item.
The report of Sue Rumbold, Chief Officer Partnership Development and Business Support briefly outlines the role of the Corporate Parenting Board and aims to increase understanding of the role of the Children’s Champion and what being a Corporate Parent means.
The report of the Chief Officer Partnership Development and Business Support briefly outlined the role of the Corporate Parenting Board and increased the understanding of the role of the Children’s Champion and what being a Corporate Parent meant.
Cllr. Gruen introduced this item in her role as Children’s Champion for the Inner West area and member of the Corporate Parenting Board. Cllr. Gruen shares these roles with Cllr. Smart.
Cllr. Gruen informed the Members and officers that in their roles as elected members and all officers employed by the Council they had a responsibility for all looked after children and care leavers.
Cllr. Gruen informed the Community Committee that members of the Corporate Parenting Board had attended an induction session with Head of Service for Looked After Children, Head of Virtual School, and Voice and Influence Lead. Then, in December 2016 the young people on the Have a Voice Council and the Care Leavers Council took over the meeting of the Corporate Parenting Board. She went on to explain that prior to the meeting the young people had asked members of the Corporate Parenting Board to let them know three things they planned to do as a result of the induction session.
Cllr. Gruen said that one of her actions was
“Explain the role of the Corporate Parenting Board to the Inner West Community Committee and ensure all reports comment on the impact on children looked after and decisions where this is relevant”
This Item was the first step towards achieving this action.
Hannah Lamplugh, Voice and Influence Lead attended the meeting. She informed Members that the session was to provide the following outcomes:
· Greater awareness of the characteristics and outcomes of looked after children
· Increased understanding of what corporate parenting means in practice
· Informed about the different levels of corporate parenting responsibility
Hannah explained the three responsibilities as:
· Universal responsibility – applicable to all councillors and LCC employees
· Targeted responsibility – e.g. Corporate Parenting Board members, School Governors
· Specialist responsibility – e.g. The Lead Member for Children’s Services
The young people from the Have a Voice Council had prepared a quiz for the Community Committee relating to aspects of being a looked after child or a care leaver.
The Community Committee enjoyed the quiz which was in the style of “Who wants to be a Millionaire”. The questions and answers prompted discussion.
Members were asked to note the contextual information about the Inner West Community Committee area at point 8 of the submitted report.
Members were informed of an annual prize giving event called ‘STARS’ which celebrated achievements of looked after children and care leavers. Members gave the offer of MICE money for prizes at future events.
The Community Committee discussed the following points:
· Support for looked after children in hospitals and hospices
· Educational attainment and how this needed to improve, including the work that Bramley Cluster was doing.
· The role of designated teachers in schools
· ‘Staying put’ – continued care for over 18 years up to 21
· Independent ... view the full minutes text for item 55.
The report of the Area Leader, West North West is to update Members on the projects funded through the Inner West Wellbeing Fund and Youth Activities Fund budgets. It presents projects approved by delegated decision since the last meeting and outlines the applications received through the open commissioning round for funding in the 2017/18 financial year.
The report of the West North West Area Leader updated the Members on the projects funded through the Inner West Wellbeing Fund and the Youth Activities Fund budgets.
The report also presented the projects approved by delegated decision since the last meeting and outlined the applications received through the open commissioning round for funding in the 2017/18 financial year.
Members noted that there is to be a 10% cut to Wellbeing Fund. The Inner West Wellbeing revenue budget was approved by Executive Board for an amount of £128,500. The Community Committee has again opted to split the budget by ward, giving each ward a budget of £42,833.
It was suggested that where the Community Committee was not able to provide funding that the Communities Team would signpost organisations to other funding opportunities.
Point 2 of the submitted report set out the remaining balances for 2016/17.
Point 3 of the submitted report set out a Wellbeing application for 2016/17, for:
· Queenswood Drive Outdoor Gym Equipment - £10,000, Kirkstall
Members were informed that there had been 6 small grants approved since the last meeting, these were listed at points 5 – 10 of the submitted report.
It was noted that the current Capital budget balance was £9,079.
Members were advised that the Community Committee had funded sixteen Youth Activity projects since April 2016 these were listed at appendix 2 of the submitted report. The remaining balance for the Youth Activity Fund 2016/17 was set out at point 13 of the submitted report.
Members reviewed the Wellbeing projects for 2017/18 listed for approval at point 17 of the submitted report. Members were advised of an amendment to project number 19 - Kitchen Project – Bramley Villagers amount should read £2,500.
Members also reviewed the Youth Activity Fund projects for 2017/18 listed at point 18 of the submitted report.
Cllr. Yeadon informed the Committee that Music From The Attic would be performing at Kirkstall Education Cricket Club on Thursday 6th April 2017.
RESOLVED – The Community Committee resolved to:
a) Note the balance of the Wellbeing budget for 2016/17 at point 2 of the submitted report
b) Approve the new Wellbeing project for 2016/17 at point 3 of the submitted report:
· Queenswood Drive Outdoor Gym Equipment - £10,000, Kirkstall - Approved
c) Note the balance of the Capital Fund at point 11 of the submitted report
d) Note the balance of the Youth Activities Fund at point 13 of the submitted report
e) Approve the new projects for Wellbeing and Youth Activities Fund for 2017/18 as detailed at point 17 and 18 of the submitted report
Wellbeing Projects 2017/18
The report of the City Solicitor is to request Members to give consideration to agreeing the proposed Community Committee meeting schedule for the 2017/2018 municipal year, whilst also considering whether any revisions to the current meeting and venue arrangements should be explored.
The report of the City Solicitor requested that Members give consideration to agreeing the proposed Community Committee meeting schedule for the 2017/18 municipal year.
Members had noted the dates as set out at paragraph 6 of the submitted report.
RESOLVED – Members resolved to agree the following dates:
· Wednesday 21 June 2017 at 6pm
· Wednesday 11 October 2017 at 6pm
· Wednesday 29 November 2017 at 6pm
· Wednesday 21 March 2018 at 6pm
The Chair informed the Committee that this would be his last Inner West Community Committee meeting as Chair.
The Chair thanked Members, co-optees and officers for their support over the past two years.
Cllr. Yeadon Comment
Cllr. Yeadon on behalf of the Committee thanked Cllr. Ritchie for his work as the Chair.