The Health and Wellbeing Board helps to achieve our ambition of Leeds being a healthy and caring city for all ages, where people who are the poorest, improve their health the fastest.
A group of senior representatives from organisations across Leeds, including Leeds City Council, the NHS, the third sector (community organisations) and Healthwatch, which represents views of the public.
To improve the health and wellbeing of people in Leeds. The Board focuses on place-based action around a range of social, economic and environmental factors which impact on people’s health. They also direct action that ensures health and care services are joined up and working together.
The HWB meets about 10 times every year, with a mixture of workshops and public meetings, and exists to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Leeds.
To get an understanding of the health and wellbeing needs and assets in Leeds, the Board commissions a Joint Strategic Assessment (JSA), which gathers lots of information together about people and communities.
This then informs the Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which is about how we put in place the best conditions in Leeds for people to live fulfilling lives – a healthy city with high quality services. Everyone in Leeds has a stake in creating a city which does the very best for its people. This strategy is our blueprint for how we will achieve that. It is led by the partners on the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board and it belongs to everyone in the city. A summary Strategy on a page is also available.
It’s important that the work of the Board continues outside of its meetings, that people, projects and programmes all help contribute to the aims of the Strategy. The HWB produces an annual round up of activity to review progress. It covers the time period of January 2017 to January 2018 and is constructed from perspectives of the organisations represented on the Board, actions and updates from those who have brought items to the Board during this time, and self-assessments of the Board’s function and purpose from Board members.
The Health and Wellbeing Board often holds meetings in public and everyone is welcome to attend. You may want to ask the Board members a question at the start of the meeting or just listen the discussions and actions agreed to improve health and wellbeing in Leeds. Find out more about the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board’s next meeting and what they’re discussing or follow all their latest news.