51 Strong, Healthy & Attractive Neighbourhoods update PDF 113 KB
The SBC Active Communities Manager presented a report entitled Strong, Healthy & Active Neighbourhoods Update.
Following questions from the Chair, the SBC Active Communities Manager advised that a health & wellbeing consultation was live in eight wards and undertook to share the link to the web consultation page with partners. She added that the Community Development Team were operating a twelve-month pilot jointly with the PCNs (Primary Care Networks) which was aimed at tackling health inequalities. She undertook to discuss with the Interim Locality Place Director Slough, next steps in relation to the twelve-month pilot project and would provide a verbal update regarding the matter at future Board meeting.
Following a question from the Vice Chair regarding community engagement, the SBC Active Communities Manager advised that her team worked closely with key community figures who could broker relationships with the local community, and used different platforms to raise awareness, engagement and disseminate information.
The representative from Healthwatch advised that a local health and wellbeing GP lead in Slough had been in touch regarding setting up a community health & wellbeing panel to discuss topics such as diabetes, isolation, hypertension etc with residents. The SBC Active Communities Manager advised that she would be discussing this matter further with Healthwatch.
The Vice Chair shared that his GP practice had undertaken a strategy meeting where patients had been invited along to participate. Patients had made a valuable contribution to the discussion, and in his view, all practices would benefit from involving patients in their strategy meetings.
Referring to the Safer Slough Partnership and the recent increase in violent crime among young people in Slough and initiatives to tackle drugs, alcohol and substance misuse, the Chair suggested that it would be valuable to gain greater insight into this issue. She proposed that the Police representative on the Board be asked to deliver a verbal briefing to the Board regarding how anti-social behaviour, alcohol and substance misuse, and violence among young people was being tackled and how young people could be better supported. This was agreed. The SBC Active Communities Manager advised that many survey respondents had cited anti-social behaviour as having a negative impact on their health and wellbeing.
Action 1 - The SBC Active Communities Manager to share the link to the health and wellbeing web consultation page with partner organisations.
Action 2 – The Community Development Team to engage with Councillors and others to explore how residents could become involved in some of the initiatives discussed in the report.
Action 3 – The SBC Active Communities Manager to discuss with the Interim Locality Place Director Slough, NHS Frimley CCG, next steps in relation to the twelve-month pilot project.
Action 4 – The representative from Thames Valley Police to be asked to deliver a verbal briefing to the Board regarding how anti-social behaviour, alcohol and substance misuse, and violence among young people was being tackled and how young people could be better supported.
Resolved – That the report be noted.