Hounslow Council

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Spring Grove House, West Thames College

Contact: Kay Duffy on 020 8583 2067 or at Email: kay.duffy@hounslow.gov.uk 

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The Chair will open the meeting, invite introductions, welcome new attendees and take apologies for absence.


The chair introduced the meeting and welcomed members to the meeting


Previous minutes and matters arising pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Opportunity for attendees to raise any issues of accuracy before agreeing the minutes and to raise any matters arising not covered by the agenda.


The minutes were agreed as a public record.


Update Report pdf icon PDF 409 KB

This item will present updates on the work of other strategic partnerships in the borough, areas of work initiated by the partnership, progress against actions from previous meetings and other matters of interest.  


The partnership updates were noted and Ian provided a verbal update on the progress of the Cranford Stronger Together. Referrals have been slower than expected but the project is moving forward with new cohorts coming on line. Section 106 funding has been secured for the project for a Community Engagement Officer and to repeat the  network mapping exercise on the Meadows. A bid for funding to expand the Community Resilience work has also been submitted. The University of Bradford and London Councils have approached the team on potential collaborations and showcasing the project.


Stephen Fry noted that there is a potential commercialisation aspect to this project and asked how we can use Internet of Things (IoT) and big data. Ian Duke said the team had received some advice previously suggesting that there is no potential for Intellectual Property rights but there may be other opportunities as experience and knowledge increase. This is something that the team would investigate further.

Ian Duke reported that the team has rerun the data for A&E attendances looking at where the patient received ‘advice only’ and was discharged. We previously called this ‘avoidable A&E’. There seems to be a skewing around age where young people are using A&E and receive only guidance and not admission. There seems to be differences between hospitals A&E and UCCs.


Phillip Brownley-Eldridge noted some the research that a small number of individuals make the majority of visits. Stephen Hutchinson also suggested looking at the young people who use A&E to access CAMHS.


Ian Duke informed the group about the Infrastructure Work Group meeting that was set up but had to be cancelled for poor attendance. Stephen Fry stated that it was important to continue to push this agenda.


Stephen Fry warned that new data protection legislation is coming into effect and the associated fine are prohibitive. Laurence Gibson confirmed we are acting within the governance and legislative guidance and legislation. No data we work with is personally identifiable.


Local Plan review

Hounslow Council is currently producing two Local Plan reviews for West of Borough and Great West Corridor (15 year plan).  An Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) is also being produced to support the delivery of the Local Plans review and the creation of a well-connected, environmentally sustainable borough that provides people with access to employment, housing and good supporting community infrastructure.  The Board will receive a presentation on the development strategy for West of Borough and the input needed from the Board moving forward to help develop a meaningful IDP that supports development growth.


Danalee Edmund introduced the Local Plan review and the development of the West of Borough and Great West Corridor  Plans


Danalee provided an overview of the evidence base informing both strategies as well as identified the main issues and key objectives for the Plans. She noted that the Infrastructure Delivery Plan identified the infrastructure needs to accommodate these developments. Service providers and stakeholders are asked to contribute to this.


The team was congratulated on the extensive and through analysis and plans and the discussion focussed on:

-        Ensuring the plans take into account transport infrastructure that might work towards improving air quality and health. The seminar on Climate Change to proposed in the last meeting might be an area for further discussion

-        Presenting this to other bodies to consider the impact on services their planning, capacity, funding and workforce. It was noted that funding gaps would need to be addressed both through section 106 funding and internal funding for running costs

-        Ensuring consultation around building heights and health, safety and fire regulations

-        Ensuring strategic alignment with broader strategies such as the Health and Wellbeing Strategy


Members were invited to attend the Community Infrastructure Levy launch on 13 July.


ACTION: HT members to engage with the organisation on the Local Plan and identify representatives to attend the infrastructure subgroup going followed by individual consultations for the detail.


ACTION: Send invitation to CIL event


Joint Strategic Needs Assessment pdf icon PDF 345 KB

At the last meeting the Board received an update on the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, which analyses the health needs of populations to inform and guide commissioning of health, wellbeing and social care services within local authority areas. In this meeting the Board will receive an update of the work and the emerging priority needs and areas for future research.


Laurence Gibson introduced the item which is a summary of the draft JSNA report.

He highlighted:

  • Population mobility is very high in the borough and it has implication on the borough services
  • There is an aging population
  • High fertility rates and low death rates
  • Diversity is increasing
  • Lone parents are more prevalent
  • Overcrowding remains an issue

Drivers of health and well-being include smoking cession, physical activity and reducing alcohol consumption. These are key areas for the population.


Laurence explained the identification of resource intensive cohorts and the trajectory for the next 5 years. The general lesson is that services will all see increases in demand.


Based on the research, the JSNA identifies priority needs. These are highlighted in the report


The discussion following the presentation looked at:

-        Significant churn and how this relates to the community resilience work of the Board

-        Net population growth and impact on services

-        Rates of children admission into hospital and potential links with child carers who may cook for siblings

Links between cardiovascular disease, air pollution and potentially other diseases.


Future Borough Strategy pdf icon PDF 311 KB

At the last meeting the Board considered some thinking about community resilience and its policy implications as well as an initiative to use the Cranford Stronger Together Project to develop further thinking on relationships and how they might be categorised to inform policy making.  In this meeting the Board will be asked to think about how this might inform a Future Borough Strategy review.

Additional documents:


Taru Jaroszynski presented the attached PowerPoint.


Ian Duke noted that the Future Borough strategy is a key lever for this body to lead change. It was drafted when it was compulsory to have an LSP and the landscape has changed significantly. Even though it will be a visioning piece the idea is to keep it focussed on the partnership work. Ian noted the important relationship of this long term strategy to the LBH corporate plan and as a reference point for partner strategies


Martin Waddington noted that strategies are only useful if they are linked to outcomes that drive partnership working. He noted by choosing indicators we might perpetuate existing silos. For examples, one might look at the rate of falls for over 65 as a measure for social isolation but then require that only the CCG report on this indicator. Martin noted that if we are serious about working better together, we need to make contact with all services matter.


Some of the other key points that flowed from the discussion included:

  • The need an importance on focussing on prevention work and identifying contact points for prevention interventions particularity in the private rental sector;
  • Considering how the strategy might use the geospatial resilience maps in  prevention work
  • Using resources such as the Future Cities Catapult understanding of data driven places
  • It was emphasised that the value of the Board is its work in leadership and establishing relationship between services but work is needed to define and articulate this
  • The was a need to think about community leadership in the future and its connection to place
  • The Integrated system- help each other- train to do various jobs/checklist


Resolved: The board agreed to the  approach and timeline for the revision of the Future Borough Strategy


Items for the next meeting on 6 September 2017


AOB and Close


The meeting was closed at 17.40