West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership’s Partnership Board will meet in public on Tuesday 7 December 2021 at 2pm. The meeting will be held virtually to ensure people are not at any unnecessary risk of COVID-19.
The Partnership Board further strengthens joint working arrangements between the NHS, councils, care providers, hospices, Healthwatch, the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. Together, the Partnership improves health and care of all people living across the area.
The Board is an important group for the Partnership, which covers Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield. It brings together elected members, executive and non-executives, and independent co-opted members in one decision making process.
Chaired by Cllr Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council and Chair of Calderdale Health and Wellbeing Board, the meeting will focus on the Partnership’s COVID-19 response and recovery including the development of the area’s ‘People Plan’, and support for minority ethnic communities and colleagues. Board members will discuss the Partnership’s governance arrangements in response to the Government’s national proposals to further join up health and care services. They will also hear from a member of the planned care citizen panel.
Working alongside communities, the Partnership Board aims to give people the best start in life with support to stay healthy and live longer. Many factors determine whether someone leads a long and healthy life, including good housing, access to green space, and building an inclusive economy that creates more good jobs, reduces health inequalities, and promotes opportunity for all. These important factors are at the heart of the Partnership Board.
The Partnership Board is also influenced by the voice of local people. It has co-opted four independent members of the public and has a strong commitment to listening to the public’s views.
The Board meets in public every three months and gives people the opportunity to ask questions and have their say. Members of the public will be able to ask a question at the start of the meeting via a video link. All questions submitted will receive a written response after the meeting and will be published on the Partnership’s website.
Members of the public are asked to email their questions to firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday 6 December at 5pm – highlighting the question to be asked at the Board. People can also call 01924 317659 to submit questions. Members of the public who want to ask a question will then be sent a Microsoft Teams link to the meeting.
The agenda, papers, and link to watch the meeting live can be accessed at: www.wyhpartnership.co.uk/meetings/partnershipboard/papers from Tuesday 30 November.
You can find out more about asking questions to the Board at: www.wyhpartnership.co.uk/meetings/partnershipboard/questions