Agenda and minutes

Exeter Community Health and Wellbeing Board - Tuesday 31st October 2017 2.00 pm

Venue: Rennes Room, Civic Centre, Paris Street, Exeter. View directions

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These were received from David Bartram, Simon Bowkett with Amanda Kilroy, deputising, Adel Jones, Councillor Morse, Councillor Sara Randall-Johnson and Kristian Tomblin.




Minutes of the meeting held on 12 September 2017 pdf icon PDF 93 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 12 September 2017 were taken as read and signed by the Chair as correct.



South West Youth Games - Presentation


Chris Broadbent had been unable to attend due to a family matter and would be invited to the January Board meeting.


RESOLVED that Chris be requested to circulate details of the Games to the Board.




Active Exeter Update


Matt Evans advised that Active Exeter was continuing to deliver increases in activity in key groups across the City. A successful 18 month review of this three year project had just been completed by John Horne of Sports England. Active Exeter was funded by a £190,000 grant from Sport England, Public Health and other partners.


To date, there had been 1,086 new participants, the target for the three year period being 2,205. Netball was increasing in popularity and there had been a significant increase in running groups including at Heavitree, St Thomas, RD&E Hospital and the County Council.


The National Active People survey had been discontinued, with data now being provided via the Active Life Survey, the latest figures having been produced for May 2016/May2017. As well as being the most active City in the South West, this Survey had shown that Exeter was the most active local authority area in the UK for the 16+ group.


Virginia Pearson advised that there was also data available via Public Health England physical activity public health profiles that would be useful to refer to.

RESOLVED that the position be noted.



Sport England Local Delivery Pilot


Jo Yelland reported that the announcement on whether Exeter’s bid to become a local delivery pilot was schedule for 17 November 2017. She also advised that Exeter with the other participants in the bidding process had been invited to attend a learning networking event.


RESOLVED that the position be noted.



Exeter Health and Wellbeing Board - Way Forward pdf icon PDF 102 KB


Following initial debate at the previous meeting on 12 September, further consideration was given to the purpose, name, function, terms of reference and membership and the roles and responsibilities of members of the Board. The overall proposal was that the Board should become a City-wide strategy development and oversight group, holding each partner to account on delivery of agreed strategies/programmes with a focus on health inequalities. In detail, the suggested strategy for 2017-2020 was:-


·         City-wide Advisory Group for Health & Wellbeing Strategy development


1.    Exeter Community Health, Wellbeing and Physical Activity Strategy (Sport England Local Delivery Pilot Vision)


·         City-wide Co-ordination and Implementation Group for agreed strategies


1.    Exeter Youth Strategy (non-recurring funding allocated by Exeter Board)

2.    Exeter Community Forum Community Strategy:  encouraging partners to and adopt ABCD approaches across the City


·         City-wide Oversight and Reference Group for City-Wide Health & Wellbeing Programmes


1.    Active Exeter

2.    Wellbeing Exeter: develop and embed social prescribing and community building across the City


·         City-wide Health and Wellbeing Information and Networking Exchange


1.    Facilitation of bi-annual themed open information exchange and networking events (funding to be sought)      


In endorsing the above framework, Members reflected on the value added by the Health Board since its inception in September 2013, notably its leadership role in the work of Active Exeter and promotion of physical activity, the recent success in getting to the shortlist stage for the Sport England bid and presentations such as on air quality. Its direction has been guided by the JSNA, results from which were regularly reported.


Continuation and enhancement of its unique role as a governance and advisory body with City wide oversight for the delivery of City wide strategies with a focus on co-ordinating the health and wellbeing of the citizens of Exeter was supported.


The following, in particular, were mentioned as potentially appropriate for coming under the Board’s umbrella:-


·         Exeter Community Forum and Community Strategy;

·         Youth Strategy which since its launch would now need an appropriate home;

·         Continuation of ICE streams of work; and

·         Mental Health, particularly around young people.


Acting as the strategic oversight group, it was important for the Board to have appropriate representation from partners. Membership had been sporadic in some cases in the past and improved engagement would be of great value. Representation beyond statutory bodies already characterised the Board membership and suggestions of additional groups to become Board members were sought. The following were mentioned:-


Police (already represented)

Fire and Rescue Service

Exeter Community Forum

Exeter Active (already represented)

Exeter College

Wellbeing Exeter

Social Care

City Futures


Whilst representation at senior level was required to drive strategies and ensure synergy, the value of grass roots/volunteer work was acknowledged. Police involvement, for example, helped ensure that their resources dovetailed with community initiatives and concerns and, related to this, linkage to the Community Safety Partnership would be explored.


Members supported the idea of regular exchange and networking events and it was suggested that the name Exeter Community Health and Wellbeing Board be adopted.


Jo Yelland would prepare a draft  ...  view the full minutes text for item 29.


Dates of future meetings


Future meetings, commencing at 2.00pm, were scheduled for:-


30 January 2018

10 April 2018

10 July 2018

11 September 2018