Issue details

The Enhance Programme 2023/2024

Brief Description

The Enhance Programme is designed to support safe and sustainable discharge from hospital and Leeds Community Healthcare’s (LCHT) neighbourhood teams by providing grant funding to third sector organisations for increased support capacity and enable closer working with the neighbourhood teams.

Leeds Older People Forum (LOPF) will administer the grant programme to allocate the funding to successful third sector organisations.

The decisions required are:

·  LCC extends for 12 months from 1st April the existing NHS Act Section 256 agreement with LCHT to receive £800,000 for the 23/24 grant programme

·  LCC enters into a new grant agreement with LOPF to facilitate the grant programme (for a total of £898,000) for 12 months from 1st April 2023 with an option to extend for a further 2 x 12 months subject to funding still being available. (Overall value should the extension be taken £2,694,000).

Impact On Wards

The Enhance Programme aims to improve outcomes for people living in all wards of the city (it is a city-wide scheme)

Financial and procurement implications

This grant programme is being funded via £800,000 provided by LCHT and £98,000 from an allocation of funding given to Leeds City Council by Central Government’s Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government for “Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) Support.

Partnership working

This proposal has been developed through partnership working with LCHT and LOPF.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status:

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/02/2023

Decision due: March 2023 by Director of Adults and Health

Lead director: Director of Adults and Health

Department: Adult and Health

Contact: Kate Daly, Commissioning and Contracts Officer 0113 3786027 Email:

Consultation process

Executive Member briefing.


The Executive Member for Adult Social Care, Children’s Social Care and Health Partnerships.