Venue: Council Offices, Station Road, Wigston
Contact: Avril Lennox MBE - Email: email@example.com
The replacement Chair for this meeting, Cllr Helen Loydall, welcomed attendees to the meeting.
Apologies for Absence
Cllr Jeffrey Kaufman
Cllr John Boyce
Cllr Kevin Loydall
Cllr Bhupendra Dave
Mike Cawley (South Leicester Neighbourhood Policing Area)
Pennie Fielden (Blaby O&W Mental Health Forum)
Revd. Leslie Gill (Helping Hands
James Naylor (Everyone Active)
Debbie Preston (First Contact Plus)
Julia and Suzanne (J&S Day Services)
Dr Vivek Varakantam (GP Lead for O&W)
The minutes of the meeting of the HWBB held on 11 April 2018 to be taken as read, confirmed and signed by the Chair, Councillor Helen Loydall.
Actions From The Last Minutes
Two items from the last minutes have been actioned:
· No. 30 the Chair and health lead met to discuss the input of partners on the local priorities for 2018/19.
· No. 31 Directory of Services - printed versions are now available at local public facilities
HWBB Locally Identified Priorities for 2018/19
1. Ageing Well
2. Healthy Weight
3. Mental Health
AL confirmed that during the last meeting, which was the Board’s April Health Summit meeting, a wide range of health professional, providers and community leads were in attendance. A presentation was given by the Leicestershire County Council Public Health specialists based on our local health statistics. This presentation was complimented by a Workshop, in with colleagues around the table provided feedback and rationale on their organisation’s key priorities. This has helped to shape and influence the HWBB’s priorities for 2018/19, which are confirmed as:
1. Ageing Well
2. Healthy Weight
3. Mental Health
It is noted that there are a lot of crossovers within these three health priority areas. Each quarterly Oadby and Wigston HWBB meeting will focus on one health topic area; today’s meeting is dedicated to the Ageing Well agenda.
The Chair introduced this item of the agenda, emphasising that the Council can act as the facilitator but the group of visiting attendees are the movers and shakers.
During this section of the meeting, the 25 attendees split into 3 working groups. Each group answering the following questions, facilitated by a lead Officer:
1. What does Ageing Well mean to you/ your organisation?
2. What can you/ your organisation do to improve the outcomes and ensure people are ageing well?
3. Would you be interested (as a group of likeminded people/ organisations) in working together to help address this agenda?
4. If so, what would this joined up working look like? (networking, working on specific projects together, forming an alliance)?
5. How will this new way of working be communicated?
6. What are the challenges?
7. What support do you need from the HWBB?
At the end of the 50 minute Workshop, feedback was provided by each of the three groups. The findings can be found in Appendix 1, 2 and 3.
The Chair, Councillor Helen Loydall, thanked attendees for their wealth of information and ideas on the Ageing Well agenda. It is important to note that this area of work covers all ages, not just the ageing population. There were a number of key themes identified from the feedback gained from each group including:
a. A definite need to address the ageing well agenda
b. Information needs to be collated by the Council (as the facilitator)
c. This information needs to be disseminated by all partners
A summary of the information gathered from the working groups can be found below:
Oadby and Wigston Health & Wellbeing – Ageing Well Health topic – Summary
What does Ageing Well mean to you/your organisation?
· It relates to a large age range so we need to target different ages with different approaches.
· Access to information.
· Making sure that a full life is being led, not merely existing.
· Preventative measures.
· Individualised and personalised services.
· Little things can make a big difference.
· Acknowledging that sometimes, people do not want help.
· The effect upon carers.
· Not being lonely.
What can you/your organisation do to improve the outcomes and ensure people are ageing well?
· Working with GPs and First Contact Plus to upskill staff to signpost.
· Provide an up to date directory of appropriate services.
· Emphasis on the need to go where people are, not simply putting programmes on.
· Handovers and walk-ins for people attending their first session.
· Adapted transport for those who cannot access standard transport.
· Social Prescribing outside of GPs remit.
· Hold regular forum meetings to help disseminate information.
· Use pre-existing programmes/events as a vehicle to promote services.
Would you be interested (as a group of likeminded people/organisations) in working together to help address this agenda?
If so, what would this joined up working look like? (Networking, working on specific projects together, forming an alliance)?
· Yes, to an alliance (in the form of an action group).
· Linking up of pre-existing services.
· Putting ... view the full minutes text for item 6.
AL attending a recent county meeting where LCC provided a presentation about a new initiative called Time 4 Leicestershire (Timebanking).
Time 4 Leicestershire aims to work with individuals, communities and organisations to provide a conduit for skills exchange across Leicestershire. By “taking” and “giving” you are contributing to a community that can grow, flourish and learn from each other. When you join Time 4 Leicestershire, as an incentive to contribute, a person will receive 1 time credit so people can get started straight away.
The information sheet can be found in Appendix 4.
East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
SR shared with the group the current Urgent Care Consultation process which is taking place across East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG. This is about improving the services, locations and appointment system for the benefit of patients. There are listening booths being set up and information is available on the website. Hard copies of the consultation document are also available; the deadline is 24 July 2018.
Ministry of Nordic Walks
Penny Fielden was unable to attend the meeting; however she passed on the following information. Her contact details will be published in Letterbox as part of the the list of local services which is currently being collated.
Ministry of Nordic Walks is committed to providing quality instruction and local weekly healthy and social walks around the Oadby and Wigston Borough at a price that ensures it is available to all. Group discounts are available to organisations and our Community Group is happy to offer free sessions and instruction where there is a need. We are happy to discuss projects with all groups and are very inclusive.
· Wednesday, 10 October 2018 – Healthy Weight
· Wednesday, 23 January 2019 – Mental Health
· Wednesday, 3 April 2019 – Annual Health Summit
The next two meeting will have a specific health focus, with the final meeting acting as the Board’s Health Summit. All meeting to be held at the Council Offices, starting at 1:30 p.m.
· Wednesday 10 October 2018 – Healthy Weight
· Wednesday 23 January 2019 – Mental Health
· Wednesday 3 April 2019 – Annual Health Summit