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Cross Gates Local Care Partnership

Cross Gates Local Care Partnership covers Cross Gates, Manston, Scholes, Halton, Austhorpe, Colton & Temple Newsam. It boarders with York Road and Seacroft Local Care Partnerships to make the East Leeds Collaborative, however, meet as three distinct partnerships to have their own identity and meet the needs of their own populations.

Cross Gates Local Care Partnership formed at the end of March 2020, at the start of the COVID 19 pandemic. The pandemic meant that as partners, we wanted a forum to share information, knowledge and support each other to best support the people of Cross Gates. We have never met physically as a group but look forward to being able to do so hopefully next year.

Current Priorities

Ageing Well {Population Health Management}

Partners from across the Cross Gates Local Care Partnership are working together to understand where the greatest opportunities are to improve health and wellbeing for defined groups of local people. By using data and a population health management approach, we aim to reduce health inequalities and prioritise local need, by focusing resources on preventative and pro-active care.  The focus of this new way of working is supporting people with frailty.

So far the group have agreed on a cohort to initially focus on people living with moderate frailty, who are prescribed 12+ medications and have type II diabetes. This is such an exciting opportunity to also consider the wider determinants of health which we know impact significantly on local people, as well as work alongside a wide range of colleagues which will strengthen relationships going forward.

At the moment, we are contacting our cohort to find out what matters to them. We will then use this information to guide our next steps for this intervention in line with what people have told us.

Dementia

In light of the pandemic, as a partnership, we have agreed to focus on those in our community who live with dementia and look to improve their lives. We have a subgroup which is currently meeting fortnightly, with the first aim of this project to make Cross Gates a dementia-friendly community.

More information about dementia-friendly communities can be found here.

We are currently listening to people who have dementia or care for someone with dementia in the area to understand what matters to them about where they live, and then take this insight to agree focus areas to improve. We will be working with partners across health and care, but also businesses in the local area to achieve this.

East Leeds Expansion

Along with colleagues from Seacroft Local Care Partnership, partners are meeting with planning colleagues from Leeds City Council to ensure health and care services are considered in the upcoming housing expansion plans in East Leeds. Plans show 5000 houses to be built in the area over the next 10 years, which will significantly change the requirements for local health and care support. The group are considering how the future of services can be planned to meet this need, and what services and estates would be required to support this, and a flourishing community, without negatively impacting on current residents and services.

Local Care Partnership Meetings

The LCP meets on the first Tuesday of every month, 2-3.30pm, via Microsoft Teams. Working groups as mentioned above have separate meeting schedules to progress actions.

How to get involved

We are keen to include more partners across the patch, in particular those who can support our current priorities and community groups. If you would like more information or to join us, please contact​​ lcht.lcpdevelopment@nhs.net.