To consider a report which provides an update on Leeds City Council’s eight Breakthrough Projects and outlines each project’s key aims and activity. The projects are designed to be cross-cutting and outcome focused and the report notes that each one has a link to the most recent Health and Wellbeing Strategy. The report recognises the important role the Health and Wellbeing Board can play in helping to make a breakthrough in these areas and so each project includes one key ask where the Board’s support and influence would be a valuable addition.
Mike Eakins presented a report on Leeds City Council’s eight Breakthrough Projects, including an outline of the key aims and activity of each Project. The report highlighted the cross-cutting and outcome focused nature of the Projects; and importantly, the links to the most recent Health and Wellbeing Strategy recognising the Boards’ role in helping to make a breakthrough in these areas.
The report identified those areas which the LCC Project Leads felt the Boards’ support and influence would be of valuable assistance.
The Board noted comments that the 8 Breakthrough Projects did not necessarily align with the JHWS and that the Projects included hard challenges to be addressed.
During discussions, the Board identified work already undertaken by partners which supported four of the Breakthrough Projects; and the issues which the Board could do further work on:
Best Place to Grow Old
· Accessibility/public transport and whether there was a role for HWB to influence provision of a localised public transport network between localities, recognising the link to the carbon/air quality BTP
· Identified the work done at St James’s Hospital
Cutting Carbon & improving Air Quality
· Future work was identified as HWB partners all had a fleet of vehicles
· The Universities and Hospital Trusts had charging points for electric vehicles
· The City offered free parking in the city centre for electric cars and whether advertising placed enough emphasis on this
· LTHT was building a new generator which would cut carbon emissions
· Director of Public Health’s Annual Reports for 2014/15 and 2015/16 commented on the impact of overall planning for Leeds – the city had densely filled and over polluted roads and was in danger of getting worse. The planning process should consider public health matters and provide for easier movement of vehicles
Tackling domestic violence and abuse
· GP’s and General Practice commissioners could link into the Domestic Violence project
· Copies of the DV annual report were made available for partners at the meeting. Councillor Mulherin, as lead on this Project, sought a commitment from the CCGs to support the work to address the number of children taken onto care resulting from domestic violence
Strong communities benefitting from a strong city
· Councillor Coupar as project lead sought partners involvement and influence
Early intervention and reducing health inequalities and More jobs, better jobs – acknowledged the links to previous discussions as outlined in minute 25 above
The Chief Officer, Health Partnerships emphasised the importance of recording where HWB partners already support the Breakthrough Projects through their existing work in order to link the work together. The Board requested a schedule of partners/organisations already working to support the BTPs so that HWB could identify instances of overlap with their own work and other colleagues who could participate.
a) To note the contents of the report and the aims of the eight Breakthrough Projects.
b) To note the contents of the discussions on each of the Projects which identified those areas where HWB members might help to make a breakthrough
c) To request a schedule of partners/organisations already working to support the BTPs be provided to Board members to enable them to identify instances of overlap with their own work and other colleagues who could participate and contribute towards the aims of the Breakthrough Projects.
d) To note that this work will feed into the Annual refresh of the LCC Breakthrough Projects