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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 borders with York Road and Seacroft Local Care Partnerships to make the East Leeds Collaborative, but meet as three distinct partnerships, with their own identities and population needs to meet.

Cross Gates Local Care Partnership was 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. Since then, we have continued to develop relationships to identify how we can work together, be that on making Cross Gates a happy place to live or improving health and wellbeing outcomes.

Current Priorities

Ageing Well

Partners from across the Cross Gates Local Care Partnership are working together to understand the most significant opportunities to improve health and well-being for defined groups of local people. Using data and a population health management approach, we aim to reduce health inequalities and prioritise local needs by focusing on preventative and proactive 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 care for someone who lives with dementia. This is such an exciting opportunity to consider the broader determinants of health that we know impact significantly on local people and 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 that 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.

With local people living with dementia, the group built an action plan to guide, whereas a community, Cross Gates, could improve and be more dementia-friendly. The overall action was to enhance and increase community knowledge – be that business, children and young people or health and care settings.

The group are currently planning a week of activities for dementia action week in May. If you are based in Cross Gates and have ideas of how to support, please get in touch.

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 is 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 current residents and services.

Other areas of interest

As a partnership, we also have some new interests that are still being developed into action plans; Tackling Domestic Violence & Abuse and making Cross Gates a Breast Feeding Friendly community. We hope to share more information on these and other priorities as they develop. In particular, welcome any local groups and organisations interested in either topic to join us.

How to get involved

We are keen to include more partners across the patch, particularly those who can support our current priorities and community groups. If you want more information or join us, don’t hesitate to contact lcht.lcpdevelopment@nhs.net.