HATCH is a well-established and vibrant partnership aiming to improve the health and wellbeing of people who live in Chapeltown, Burmantofts, Harehills and Richmond Hill.
We have a diverse local care partnership that includes general practice, community health services, public health, adult social care and a broad range of third sector and community groups.
We have a strong identity as HATCH LCP to ensure that we provide services and support that meet the needs of people living in this area. We focus on building relationships to deliver improved services with approaches around conversations, connections, assets, and strengths. Tackling health inequalities is a key priority – as 39% of HATCH residents live in areas within the 1% most deprived in the country.
Community mental health transformation
We are one of three areas in Leeds piloting the city-wide community mental health transformation. More about the transformation programme can be found on the MindWell Leeds website.
Using a 90-day learning cycle, a city-wide core community offer is currently being designed, and a ‘blueprint’ will be developed. The blueprint will then be personalised for HATCH LCP, adapting it and enhancing the model for the needs of our local population. In preparation for this, we have formed a working group and are currently mapping what’s already in place in our local area, and what local people think about current provision.
By mapping the services and support available for people in their area, partners will understand where potential gaps are and where relationships would need to be built with organisations; as well as strengthening each other’s knowledge of how each other work, and where best to signpost people to. To do this, the working group are walking through anonymised case study based on characteristics of some of their patient population.
At the end of 2021, Healthwatch Leeds undertook local engagement exercises to get views of local people to understand their needs and what matters to them. The report can be found on the Healthwatch Leeds website. We will also analyse GP data packs to form a fuller picture of need and demand in our area to personalise and test the new model.
If you would like to be involved in this transformation work, or to find out more information, please email [email protected] who will be able to link you with your local LCP working group or wider reference groups.
Domestic violence and abuse
A neighbourhood approach to tackling domestic violence and abuse (DV&A) is a new priority for HATCH LCP. A workshop was held in September 2021 to raise awareness of the topic, understand some of the initiatives that were already underway locally and digest wider learning from the work that has been undertaken in Seacroft LCP.
A subgroup meets every month to plan and support the work. Areas of focus include:
- To improve partner awareness of DV&A services via training opportunities
- To raise awareness of domestic violence campaigns in the HATCH area
- Provide safe spaces within the community where people can go
- To develop DV&A ambassadors/champions within the HATCH area
- Develop routine enquiry with BHR PCN & Chapeltown PCN and how approach that initial conversation/initial disclosure
- Deliver a workshop for HATCH LCP on DVA in 2022
Diabetes means there is more sugar in the blood. It affects people’s health and different parts of the body. It can cause sight loss, heart conditions and limb loss. The risk is high in Black, Asian and Romanian populations and areas of deprivation.
A holistic approach to Diabetes care is one of HATCH LCP’s areas of focus for 2022, and partners are working on mapping out a vision that would support whole-person care for people at risk of diabetes and living with diabetes. It is essential to recognise and address some of the challenges that lead to health inequity.
Partners from across the HATCH Local Care Partnership are working together to understand the greatest opportunities to improve health and wellbeing for defined groups of local people. Using data and a population health management approach, we support a group of local people over 65 years of age living with frailty and poorly controlled diabetes.
As part of the programme, a care coordinator is involved in proactive, person-centred care planning with this group of people – finding out what is important to them and overseeing and coordinating their care when needed. Linking with existing services and initiatives within the local area will be crucial and exploring how local resources can be used differently or redesigned to make the best use of collective resources.
We look forward to sharing our progress and learning.
Active travel (Richmond Hill)
In December 2020, working with by Active Leeds, we were successful in a bid to the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership for money to implement and embed 15-minute neighbourhoods; a060 behavioural change that gets local people to swap quick car journeys for walking, cycling or scooting to key destinations, such as town centres, medical services including pharmacies and local green spaces, which are in the region of 15 minutes away. Not only will this have an environmental impact, but it will also have positive impacts on the health and wellbeing of local people.
Over the summer, solutions were coproduced with people in the local community and are now being developed, including mapping current walking and cycling routes and groups.
How to get involved
We are keen to include more partners across the patch, particularly those who can support our current priorities and community groups. If you want more information or to join us, please get in touch with [email protected].