As a local authority, Leeds City Council has a responsibility for both commissioning care and support services and providing public health services and legal duties to protect and improve health and wellbeing for Leeds residents.
The council’s priority is to improve and protect the health of the public across the whole city, and to tackle health inequalities and improve the health of the poorest the fastest. It does this by providing services to help people have healthy, physically active lifestyles and using its knowledge and understanding of Leeds communities to lead local action in addressing major public health challenges in the city such as smoking, alcohol and drug misuse and obesity.
We also support older people; people with mental health problems, sensory impairments, physical disabilities, or learning disabilities; and other people with special needs. We are responsible for protecting them from abuse and neglect, and enabling vulnerable adults to have a better life and to live independently in their local community, by ensuring they get the right care and support in the right place.
By working with our partners, as part of the Leeds Health and Care Partnership, we are best placed to meet our ambitions, whilst also supporting the city’s vision to be the best city for health and wellbeing. The Director of Public Health, and the Director of Adults of Health, represent the Council on the Leeds Committee of the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board.