Agenda and minutes

Health & Wellbeing Board - Tuesday, 8th December, 2020 1.30 pm

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Contact: Kane Radford  Tel: (0116) 257 2672 Email:

Note: In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this meeting is to be held as a remote video conference facilitated by the ZOOM video conferencing platform. 

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Welcome by Chairman, Councillor Jeffrey Kaufman


Apologies for Absence


Mrs A Lennox MBE    

Dr K Packham         

N Patel                   

S Rose                   

Dr V Varakantam


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 181 KB


The minutes of the meeting of the HWBB held on 22 September 2020 to be taken as read, confirmed and signed by the Chair.


County HWBB Update


Cllr J Kaufman is representing the district on the county Health and Wellbeing Board.  He reported that the board discussed a Health and Weight Strategy; Cllr J Kaufman raised awareness of the contribution made by Leisure Centre providers and sports activities provided in these areas.  There was also an update of the Primary Care Networks that surgeries feed into.


Health Inequalities Action Plan (Update) pdf icon PDF 415 KB


K Radford provided the meeting with an update of each action and the progress so far.  Many actions have been completed.


Recommendation 3: The impact of COVID means additional services for buses are not currently being considered.


Recommendation 4: A successful ‘Stopber’ Campaign had seen 28 new people joining the stop smoking service and a similar online mental health campaign is being worked on with a launch in February. 


Recommendation 5: H Khan reported some delays to KPI’s due to COVID, however additional KPI’s around supporting families with information for financial and foodbank support had been achieved.  K Radford reported every primary and secondary school had been linked with a local foodbank, who will provide a food parcel for the family over the holidays.  Salvation Army will provide families with a hot Christmas meal.  The foodbanks have received support from both the County and Borough Council. 


Recommendation 6: Beth and Robin attended the meeting as a new Social Prescriber and Health Coach, working out of the Croft Practice.  They are both new in post and are establishing how services will be run. 


A number of points were raised around how work would be joined up across all services.  S Renton reassured the meeting that it is a key priority for both partners


ACTION: S Renton to facilitate a meeting between relevant partners and update the HWBB at the next meeting.  A chart with relevant contact details and areas covered will be bought as well.


Recommendation 10: K Radford shared an update around the Selective Licencing programme with around 9% requiring improvements.  Cllr J Kaufman asked what was being done around those not completing their applications and suggested someone from Environmental Health should be invited to attend the next meeting to answer questions.


ACTION: K Radford to invite Tony Cawthorne to the next meeting.


Community Hub (Update)


Due to the second national lockdown around 15 volunteers had returned to assist with the Community Hub.  Call levels have dropped to around 2 – 3 referrals a day.  Operations will continue over the Christmas period but communication will centre on planning ahead for regular requirements.


Meeting and consultations around the future of the Community Hub are taking place and further updates will be brought to the meeting when these have been finalised.


Cllr L Kaufman thanked K Radford for the work that has been put in to the Hub and the example that it is providing to other councils.  K Radford said it has been a lot of partnership work to deliver.


Any Other Business


Vaccine Update: Dr Palin reported that one vaccine had been approved and there is progress towards administration in the area before Christmas but most will be in the New Year.  There will be a need to distribute in order of priority.  The Cube, near the Racecourse is being used as a venue. There is also an additional programme running in hospitals for staff.


There was no any other business raised by the attendees.



Future Meeting

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 1.30 pm


Tuesday 23 March 2021 (1.30pm)

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