Quarter 2 - September 2019
Health and Wellbeing Deals
A proposed approach to the development of refreshed health and wellbeing partnerships between West Sussex County Council and the seven District and Borough Councils across West Sussex will be discussed with West Sussex Chief Executive Officers at their meeting on 31st October 2019. These will be a vehicle to progress and strengthen existing partnership working to promote the wellbeing of the local population and reduce health inequalities across the county.
Quarter 1 - June 2019
Health and Wellbeing Deals continue to develop in partnership with district and borough councils across West Sussex; recent countywide and district and borough activity is highlighted below:
West Sussex Wellbeing Programme The County Council works in partnership with the seven district and borough councils within West Sussex to deliver the public health agenda through the West Sussex Wellbeing Programme (an adult prevention programme focused on modifiable risk factors and supporting wellbeing). Chief Executive Officers of each district and borough council have prioritised this Programme for the next three years, with the County Council making a formal commitment to funding. Additional services are also currently being developed and rolled out within the Programme, which include the NHS Health Check Programme and smoking cessation services.
District and Borough recent activity
Adur & Worthing Wellbeing Deal
- Four key workstreams are being progressed: Thrive and
loneliness, Work and skills, Find it out plus, and Homelessness.
- Beat the Street West Sussex took place from 19th June to 31st July 2019 across Worthing, Lancing, Shoreham-by-Sea, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton. This free, fun challenge saw over 16,000 residents competing to see if their school, community group or workplace could walk, run, scoot, or cycle the furthest.
Arun Wellbeing Deal
- During July 2019, Arun Wellbeing, part of the West
Sussex Wellbeing Programme, began rolling out smoking cessation services
to staff. It is anticipated wider roll-out to the local population will
take place in August 2019.
the Street West Sussex took place from 19th June to 31st July
2019 across Worthing, Lancing, Shoreham-by-Sea, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton.
This free, fun challenge saw over 16,000 residents competing to see if their
school, community group or workplace could walk, run, scoot, or cycle the
Crawley Wellbeing Deal
- A Crawley Health and Wellbeing Partnership has been formed, chaired by Natalie Brahma-Pearl, Chief Executive of Crawley Borough Council.
- It has recently been agreed for the Crawley Wellbeing Deal approach to be based on the Wigan model, key features of which are making health everybody’s business, working with communities rather than ‘doing to’, building on community assets and starting with what we already know about communities.
- A mapping exercise is currently being undertaken of work already carried out in the Borough to kick start this work.
Chichester Wellbeing Deal
- The County Adaptations manager was recruited and has been in post since October 2018. The focus of the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) project since then has been on progressing the development of a single policy across all District and Borough Councils that optimises the flexibilities and discretion available to Councils in providing adaptations; improved processes that have increased the speed of adaptation delivery and the implementation, jointly with the County Council, of a new Minor adaptations and Deep clean service in February 2019.
Horsham Wellbeing Deal
- Following initial scoping meetings earlier this year to develop the health and wellbeing deal, Lourdes Madigasekera-Elliott, Programme Manager Public Health and Sustainability is currently taking forward the development of including health and wellbeing into planning as part of the Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach.
Mid Sussex Wellbeing Deal
- West Sussex County Council continues to work Mid Sussex District Council (MSDC), Sussex University and the Coast to Capital LEP to support the opening of sixth form college provision in Haywards Heath. Chichester College Group (CCG) are working towards a September 2020 opening and have engaged with local schools and businesses as part of their stakeholder engagement.
Quarter 3 - December 2018
Health and Wellbeing deals
Adur and Worthing Wellbeing Deal - Preventing Homelessness We have been working with Adur and Worthing to see if we identify people at risk of losing their home and intervene early enough to prevent homelessness. We have piloted the following interventions:
- Homeless Prevention Process: an integrated pathway and approach for families, one assessment for everyone.
- Co-locating Housing & Jobcentre Plus: housing solutions in hubs, no more silo working.
- Multi-agency Tenancy Meetings: forums to discuss and create shared early intervention action plans for people at risk of eviction.
- Education and Awareness: training on housing to equip professionals.
Initial evaluation has demonstrated:
- Better working relationship across agencies resulting in better outcomes for families and individuals
- Professionals at IPEH and JCP are able to identify triggers of homelessness, and have a process to work together with Housing officers, creating a shared plan.
- Worthing Homes and the Housing Solutions team are meeting monthly to agree shared action plans for families at risk of eviction.
- Other professionals (e.g Mental Health) understand their role in Preventing Homelessness.
Furthermore, economic evaluation suggest that:
- 113 households have been prevented from homelessness
- Gross cost savings of £832,101.49 to housing
- Gross cost savings to other services: £253,582 savings to NHS services, £123,841 savings to mental health services & £707,469 savings to criminal justice services
Two further emerging projects are also part to this deal:
Thriving connections - This initiative aims to explore how to better prevent loneliness and social isolation. The work so far is seeking to understand if children aged 5-11 without a positive role-model and older generations who have time and experience to share, would both benefit from spending quality time together.
Live Well through work and skills - An emerging project to explore how we can work with key employers to provide skills and job opportunities to those in temporary accommodations who are work ready.
Crawley Wellbeing Deal – we are working with Crawley Health & Wellbeing Partnership to create a health deal for Crawley connecting all partners to focus on the local health priorities together. These include Healthy lifestyles -smoking, drinking, exercise and diet, Mental health, Dementia and wellbeing - self harm, Later years – falls, hip fractures, social isolation; Inequalities, gap in life expectancy.
Arun Wellbeing Deal - We are exploring a proposal to develop and deliver a range of partnership activities to develop and nurture health and wellbeing across the wider community in response to local needs.
Horsham Wellbeing Deal - Work is currently taking place with Horsham council to understand their health and wellbeing priorities and develop a deal to address these.
Chichester Wellbeing Deal - being worked on to include the current Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) pilot being led by CDC. In October 2018 the DFG group led by CDC with WSCC as a key member agreed to recruit, and jointly fund, a single County Adaptations Manager to drive the work forward at a greater pace. A county wide common performance monitoring dashboard has been developed that enables the group to monitor, on a county and D&B level, spend and capacity, customer process impact and demand / referral data.
Mid Sussex Wellbeing Deal - early stages of deal being discussed for education and particularly post 16 provision based on the Hayward’s Heath development.
Quarter 2 - September 2018
All 6 Growth Deals with District & Boroughs have been completed. Details can be found at - https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/about-the-council/how-the-council-works/partnership-work/working-with-district-and-borough-councils-growth-deals/
Quarter 1 - June 2018
A Health and Wellbeing deal has been agreed for Adur and Worthing, based on work that has already been started on the Wellsprings project. This covers homelessness and accommodation and also social isolation. A deal is being worked up with Arun focusing on young people and deals with Horsham, Crawley and Chichester are the discussion stage.
Growth Deals - The Arun Deal is agreed but will not formally be signed until August. We anticipate the Horsham Deal being concluded around the same time.
Quarter 4 - March 2018
A Growth Deal has now been agreed with Chichester District Council bringing the number of Growth Deals to four. Work is progressing to complete Growth Deals with Arun District Council and Horsham District Council in 2018/19. The completed Growth Deals highlight key priorities that will support the delivery of growth and the County Council is working with partners to progress these priorities.
These Deals are now in delivery and benefits from the Deals are being achieved:
- Crawley – the Deal has been key to the development of a £60m Growth Programme with a focus on Crawley Town Centre and Manor Royal Business District. The Programme has secured £14.6m of Local Growth Funding from the Local Enterprise Partnership and aligns the funding and programmes of a number of partners including Metrobus, Gatwick Airport Limited and Manor Royal Business Improvement District. The Programme consists of a number of projects some of which are already being constructed.
- Worthing & Adur– the deal focuses on a number of projects that will deliver growth in Worthing and Shoreham. Significant funding has been secured to support the delivery of key projects. A series of public realm improvement options in Worthing Town Centre have been developed to support the progression of key development sites identified in the Worthing Investment Prospectus – the options will be displayed at public exhibitions in January 2018.
- Burgess Hill – the Deal identifies key activities that are progressing to support he delivery of development of the Northern Arc, redevelopment of the Town Centre, development of a Science & technology Park, development of The Brow and key infrastructure improvements. Significant funding has been secured and projects are progressing.
- Chichester – the deal focuses on the City, prioritising the delivery of development at Southern Gateway and Northern Gateway which are both key projects identified in the Chichester City Vision. The Deal also prioritises the development of a clear transport strategy to facilitate the delivery of the Vision. Finally the Deal prioritises ambitious proposals to improve digital connectivity in the City.
- Further Growth Deals with Arun and Horsham are progressing and are on track to be completed in the 2018/19.