The Leeds approach is all about working together and with people to improve health and wellbeing.
In Leeds we believe wellbeing starts with people and that quality conversations make a difference. Health and care partners have made a commitment to work together, following the direction of the Health and Wellbeing Board, whose members ‘work as if they are one organisation’. But another important commitment is the one made to ‘working with’ people. This is where we bring our beliefs to life, using the assets of people and communities and finding solutions with people when support is needed.
This is the Leeds approach – it’s how we do things here.
The commitment is defined as Better Conversations, the name for a person-centred approach of ‘working with’ citizens across a number of health and care programmes. It’s driving a change in culture, which enables citizens through an equal partnership between worker and citizen.